Last Sunday, when Hubby was cutting up the maple, I noticed red streaks in the wood. I knew he hadn't cut himself but it sure looked like blood. He explained to me that some hardwood will go red when it starts to rot. This wasn't in the trees a year ago when he cut them down but starts to develop over time as the wood sits. I've never seen such a thing before but thought I would snap some pics and ask you if you've ever heard of this? It almost looks like flames that have been painted on... very strange.
I did some searching on the net and came up with nothing, not a common occurrence I guess?