Birdseye Maple

Birdseye Maple

Trade Name

Birdseye Maple, Curly Maple, Fiddleback Maple, Northern Maple, Rock Maple, Sugar Maple, Black Maple

Origin

Northern parts of North America

Range

"Special form of Hard Maple ( Sugar Maple) in which the so-called Birdseye form around the log due to ""sleeping bud growth"". This shows as small dots in the wood. There are many theories on the cause of the Birds eye but none of these could be proved conclusively up to now: - parasite fungi which cause an irregularity in the cambium; - Birdseye develop when the tree grows on barren and rocky ground or under tension; - genetic causes."

Uses

High quality architectural woodwork, high quality furniture. For price reasons often copied by fineline veneers (artificial Birdseye Maple). At the present time it is fashionable to color-stain or dye Birdseye Maple in all thinkable colors (chemical treatment not permitted in Germany due to waste water contamination).

Colour

Beige