Learn About Oregon Maple Tree
Oregon's Broad Leaf Maple
Broadleaf Maple is a western hardwood found in Californa, Oregon and Washington.
Maples produce the biggest leaves on the west coast. The maple does not shed its skin unlike the madrone and manzanita. Most maples produce burls depending on the water availability and soil conditions.
The maple leaves produce shade for the river system and the forest floors. The big leaves also prevent evaporation of soil moisture. The shade that these trees provide for the water systems give fish and other wildlife a cool place, keeping the water cooler. These trees grow well where water is avalible such as ditches, troughs, waterways, springs and north sides of hills. Maples can grow up too 80 feet tall and get quite wide. The maple thrives along water ways or areas of high water avalibility. Maple trees are adapted to a variety of growing conditions.
Wood Grain and Colors of the Wood
The interior of the maple has very unique grain characteristics. It's colors range from blondes to yellows. It also has good grain structure and burling. Maple has stong definiton in its wood grain and strong colors and tones which are unique to this hardwood.
What Can Be Made out of Wood
Lumber : boards,
Wood Turnings : Bowl, Plates, Platers, Rolling Pins, Hats,