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, pattern and designs.  These can be divided into pigmentation, white rot and zone lines. In 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 wood. Blue-stain pigmentation is deposited on hyphae cell walls that when present in high concentration colors wood.

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

Sycamore Spalted Maple has a Janka scale hardness rating of 3,430 making it suitable for live edge.

Ambrosia Maple:

Ambrosia Maple is deciduous trees growing in the US.  Also, this is known as Domestic Wood, Wormy Maple of Ghost Maple. 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 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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