We pride ourselves on being a business that sources quality northern hardwoods. We are located in the heart of the Lake Superior watershed, in the upper peninsula of Michigan, which is the premier location for birdseye maple and curly maple country. Our customers value our location, our services, and our expertise.
Birdseye Maple Experts
About Birdseye Maple
Birdseye maple is a sugar maple tree (Acer saccharum) which possesses a genetic characteristic that looks like a bird’s eye. No two birdseye trees are identical and the bird’s-eye characteristic can occur randomly within the tree, with the ‘eyes’ being large or small.
While extensive research has not been able to uncover the cause or origin of the bird’s-eye characteristic, there is one thing that is known – the best location to discover it is in the Lake Superior watershed region, in the northern half of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Winter time is birdseye time as this is when the maple trees are dormant, the wood is stable, and the logs are not subject to deterioration. Rain and humidity during the spring and summer months can cause discoloration and staining, tainting the birdseye pattern.
Birdseye maple is in demand both in the U.S. and worldwide. Birdseye maple is considered a status symbol in many countries and ranks as one of the most expensive woods in the world.