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What is Ambrosia Maple ?

What is Ambrosia Maple ?
Ambrosia maple comes from regular soft maple and Hard Maple trees that have been infested by the ambrosia beetle. The small beetle bores a network of tunnels and short galleries called cradles. A fungus is responsible for the blue, gray and brown streaks and decorative patch work that accompany each tunnel and adjacent wood. The streaks and patch work add a unique look to this hardwood without affecting its structural integrity. This wood is mostly found in the central part of Eastern United States.
The tunnels made from the beetles are extremely small. The infestation of the ambrosia beetle is terminated during the kiln drying process and will not start again in dry wood as the beetle needs somewhat wet wood to survive. Ambrosia beetles also infest other species such as birch, Aspen and Beech.

Spalted Maple, Ambrosia Maple, Flame Birch Lumber & craftwood for the box maker, luthier, wood worker, wood turner, call maker and furniture maker. Bookmatched and thin Spalted Maple is our specialty.

The pieces listed in this site are the pieces that you will recieve. There are no generic or "stock" photos for our Spalted Maple, Ambrosia, Flame Birch or Burl wood in this web site.

PLEASE NOTE: Each Item is a one of a kind Item. Please don't order more then one as there is only one of each Item. Thank you



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