Acer (Maple) - Kingfisher Publishing - Framed Print - 20"H x 16"W
Acer (Maple) - Framed Print - 20"H x 16"W
Acer is a genus of trees or shrubs commonly known as maple. There are approximately 128 species, most of which are native to Asia, with a number also appearing in Europe, northern Africa, and North America.
A maple leaf is on the coat of arms of Canada, and is on the Canadian flag. The maple is a common symbol of strength and endurance and has been chosen as the national tree of Canada.
In the literary world, the word maple was first published in Geoffery Chaucer's "The Knight's Tale" on line 2,065, spelled as "mapul".
Dried maple wood is often used for the smoking of food. Charcoal from maples is an integral part of the Lincoln County Process used to make Tennessee Whiskey.The Sugar maple is tapped for sap, which is then boiled to produce maple syrup.
Sugar maple wood is the wood of choice for bowling pins, bowling alley lanes, pool cue shafts, and butcher's blocks. Maple wood is also used for the manufacture of wooden baseball bats, Maple is also commonly used in archery as the core material in the limbs of a Recurve Bow due to its stiffness and strength.