A. Saccharum and A. Nigrum grow to a height of 27m or more and a diameter of 0.5m to 0.75m
Found generally in Canada and eastern USA
Hard Maple is strong, heavy, hard, and Straight-grained and fine textured. The heartwood is light reddish but firmer texture.
All types dry without undue difficulty but rather slowly, particularly rock maple.
Medium – Hard maple is rather difficult to work, the timber tending to cause saws to vibrate, but it is hard to nail or screw although these are held firmly.
Compared with European beech, rock maple is about equal in bending strength.
High resistance to abrasion
White / Cream