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Ambrosia Maple Wood - How To Identify Ambrosia Maple

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Ambrosia Maple Wood - How To Identify Ambrosia Maple
Ambrosia maple, also known as wormy maple is a type of grain figure commonly found in soft maple wood. The name ambrosia maple derives from ambrosia fungi, a symbiont of ambrosia beetles. When an ambrosia beetle bores a hole into the maple tree, it brings in ambrosia fungi, infecting the tree, and causing the discoloration that ambrosia maple is known for.

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