Help Identifying Fallen Tree

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internet.user.human

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Long time lurker, first time poster here. A 40-50 foot tree fell in the wooded area behind my house and I wanted to put it to good use. I’ve started to mill it with my chainsaw and the figure/grain inside is very interesting, but I’m having a hard time identifying it. The bark was rough at the base and towards the canopy it was smoother. I did find a few immature leaves still hanging on from the summer and they look like red maple to me. See pics, any advice? Thanks for your help!

-J
 

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internet.user.human

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Sure looks like Red Maple.
Thanks for the reply lone wolf. Does that heartwood seem normal to you? I haven’t seen it that dark and red before but admittedly I’ve never milled a maple before either. I’m guessing some of those darker marks is spalting?
 

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Thanks for the reply lone wolf. Does that heartwood seem normal to you? I haven’t seen it that dark and red before but admittedly I’ve never milled a maple before either. I’m guessing some of those darker marks is spalting?
well I see that all the time.
 

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internet.user.human

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Thanks everybody for your help. That’s the first I had heard of wormy/ambrosia maple and I’m glad I came to here to ask. Can’t wait to get it dried and sterilized for some projects.

-J
 

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