Canadian Forest Service Publications
Birdseye maple: a matter of hormones? 2006. Rioux, D. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Ste-Foy, Québec. Branching out Number 30.
Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 26559
Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)
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Birdseye maple, an extremely rare wood, has a distinctive pattern of small spots resembling birdeyes, hence the name. Birdseye maple is not a species of maple, but rather a phenomenon that occurs in some trees for reasons that are still not understood.
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L'érable piqué. L’éclaircie du Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides. No. 30. (French)