I had to drop a fairly large maple tree on my property last week. The
thing was dying. I was hoping to get a few spalted slabs out of it,
however, in cross section, there is a center ring running through the
core of the tree that is quite dark. The perimiter of the crosscut is
typical maple color and very nice, but the center is as described.
The wood is not rotten, and it's not your typical black spalt. Has
anyone had any experience with this type of discoloration of the core,
and would it be worth milling?