Sycamore Spalted and Ambrosia Maple Live Edge

Sycamore Maple:

Sycamore Maple is deciduous trees growing in the US. Sycamore Spalted is formed when fungi live under stress in the living trees.

Fungi create unique coloring, patterns, and designs.  These can be divided into pigmentation, white rot, and zone lines. In the case of Sycamore Spalted timbre, it gets pigmentation and white rot spalt.

Pigmentation is caused due to the coloring of fungi that produces pigments outside cells but within the wood. Blue-stain pigmentation is deposited on hyphae cell walls that when present in high concentration colors wood.

Imperfect Fungi, including Pigmentation fungi and ascomycetes, cause fast decay. White rot fungi eat light-colored cell walls of the wood, causing pockets of whiteness. Often, this is due to the presence of white hyphae of Trametes Versicolor.

The Sycamore Spalted Maple has a Janka scale hardness rating of 3,430, making it suitable for the live edge. Sycamore Maple is a deciduous tree growing in the US. Sycamore Spalted is formed when fungi live under stress in the living trees.

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Ambrosia Maple:

Ambrosia Maple is a deciduous tree growing in the US.  Also, this is known as Domestic Wood, Wormy Maple of Ghost Maple. That is because the Ambrosia beetle causes the wormy pattern in the wood. As a result, the Ambrosia Maple lumber ends up with a unique appearance.

Traditionally, the wood has a white background from the sap of the tree. The Ambrosia beetle creates stripes of black, grey, and pink lines. The wormy pattern has no negative impact on the timbre that can be stained and finished. Ambrosia Maple, with a Janka scale hardness rating of 950, is good for making live edge.

Generally, Ambrosia Maple is utilized for making furniture, flooring, and more. 

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