Vacuum Kiln Dried & Ready To Use
Species: Red Leaf Maple (Acer Rubrum)
Combined Width: 18.62″ — 17.37″
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This set contains Ambrosia. Ambrosia is a term for Maple Wood that has been attacked by the Ambrosia Beetle. It is far more common in Red Leaf Maple Acer Rubrum or Soft Maple than Hard Maple Acer Saccharum, but not exclusively Red Leaf Maple Borer. The Ambrosia Beetle Prays on sick and compromised or dead trees. Their sole purpose for boring into these trees is for a food source. They bore into a tree then release spores of its fungal symbiont or “Ambrosia Fungus.” This fungus penetrates the wood tissue causing the insect to extract nutrients from the tree. Ambrosia Wood is easily identified by the initial vertical bore hole where the beetle then almost always starts boring horizontally leaving a Mineral Streak in its wake. These streaks are red/orange, green, brown, and sometimes blue in color.
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