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Maple species??

We cut this maple down in front of my grandfathers house last week, it had some crazy characteristics in the grain. Any thoughts on the species of maple this is??
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Phinds is the expert but I'm saying it's not maple. Hickory maybe

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Appears to me to be what we call Ambrosia Maple. The Ambrosia beetle leaves those brown splotches with the dark edges. I've turned a lot of it over the years.
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Very cool graining..........

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looks like ambrosia maple to me-usually ambrosia occurs in the soft maples. gene
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Appears to me to be what we call Ambrosia Maple. The Ambrosia beetle leaves those brown splotches with the dark edges. I've turned a lot of it over the years.
Yep, I'd say it's ambrosia maple. Hard to tell what KIND of maple, since if I understand it correctly, many of them are susceptible to those beetles. What I say on my site is: "generally I would expect ambrosia maple to be A. rubrum or A. saccharinum, but I doubt it is limited to those two species. "

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Thanks everyone, hard to believe an insect caused this markings!
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Thanks everyone, hard to believe an insect caused this markings!

Check out my ambrosia maple page for a ton of examples

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"Ambrosia Maple" I work with it all the time. It makes some great bowls with the interesting designs.
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