Monday, September 12, 2011

Big Leaf Maple

Big Leaf Maple by andiwolfe
Big Leaf Maple, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

Aptly named as some of the leaves are much bigger than a dinner plate. Acer macrophylla is the botanical name, and it's my favorite turning wood. Usually you can see huge burls dotting the trunk of the tree, and the quilting and curl patterns of this species can be stunningly beautiful.

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