A Native of North America
This species of tree produces a red color altered wood most times as a result of a wound on injury or what appears here as the result in the death of the branch.
This column of color altered wood is a result of branch death and not a wood aging process. This is not true heartwood. This is discolored wood / color altered wood as a result of a wound, injury or death of a branch. Some may call this false heartwood?
Other maples such a s Norway Maple produce green color altered wood when wounded. It is often mistaken for a disease called Verticillium Wilt because it is green.
Again, the on take of color, such as red, is a result of a wound or an injury. It is not heartwood. It is not from an aging process. It is color altered wood / discolored wood.
You can see the rams horning representing fast closure. NOT HEALING.
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