Northeastern North America
80-115 ft (25-35 m) tall, 2-3 ft (.6-1.0 m) trunk diameter
Maple is a classic choice for woodworkers. Its workability is good and the wood finishes and glues well. Maple often has “spalting” which occurs when fungi attacks the wood. The result can be beautiful and sought after but the wood must be harvested before too much salting occurs as it can eventually rot the entire tree. Maple is widely available however large maple trees are difficult to find. Maple is often stained using an oxidized finish which gives the wood a grayish silver finish.