What makes American hard maple unique?

Along with being renowned for its delicate colour, hardness, fine grain and finishing quality that makes the species popular among architects and designers, American hard maple is a great sustainable timber choice. FIA data shows U.S. hard maple growing stock is 953.7 million m3, 6.6% of total U.S. hardwood growing stock, with net volume (after harvest) increasing 8.8 million m3 each year.