Red Maple (Acer rubrum)
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The leaves are packed around apples, rootcrops etc to help preserve them[18, 20].
The boiled inner bark yields a purple colour[4, 57, 82]. Mixed with lead sulphate this produces a black dye which can also be used as an ink. The dye is dark blue according to another report.
The wood is used to make basket splints.
This species can successfully establish itself in recently cleared areas and partially open woodlands. It can therefore be used as a pioneer species to speed the regeneration of woodland[K].
Wood – not strong, close grained, hard, very heavy[46, 82, 227]. It weighs 38lb per cubic foot. The grain of some old specimens is undulated, this gives beautiful effects of light and shade on polished surfaces. The wood is commonly used for making furniture, turnery, pulp, etc[46, 82, 227].
Cultivation & Habitat
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