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Maple trees are a hardwood, broadleaf, deciduous species that is converted into lumber. Common Maple species include the red maple, silver maple, sugar maple, ashleaf maple and bigleaf maple.

Red Maple is found on the eastern coast and midwestern part of North America, as well as southeastern part of Canada. It is used in the furniture industry.

Big leaf maple is the only tree in the maple family to grow along the Pacific Coast. Wood from bigleaf maple is made use of in musical instruments and in the furniture industry.

The other species don’t have much economic use.

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