Other than hardness or softness, is there a difference between Hard Maple and Soft Maple?
- Are the trees the exact same species or close relatives?
- Is it just some is hard and some is soft?
- Can one get hard and soft from the same tree?
- Is it where (or how) they grow? Age?
- Is figure (curly, flame, birdseye) more likely in one than the other?
Inquiring minds want to know......