Maintaining a Healthy Sugar Bush

  A maple sugar maker's most valuable resource is their trees. Without trees there's no sap, and if the trees aren't healthy it takes more labor and resources to extract each drop of sap. Following recommended tapping guidelines to avoid overstressing the trees is important, but the health of a forest really depends on understanding the resources therein and knowing which trees to retain and nurture and which ones to remove.
  According to Peter Smallidge, New York state extension forester and former director of the Cornell University Maple Program, the first step in sugar ... (Read More...)

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