How, When, and Why of Forest Farming
Unit 5 : Maple Sugar
Maple Syrup Operations
- The Life of a Sugar Maple Tree
Cornell University Professor Jim Lassoie, with Professor Valerie Luzadis from the School of Environmental Science and Forestry at the State University of NY, have researched and prepared a succinct and authoritative overview of the Life of a Sugar Maple Tree. This is essential reading for any prospective maple producer.
- Marketing Maple Syrup and Maple Products
Cornell Cooperative Extension Educator Jim Ochterski, in his well researched guide to marketing special forest products in New York State, offers a unit on Marketing Maple Syrup and Maple Products As important as understanding your tree is understanding your market, thus another essential read early in your investigation of maple entrepreneurship.
Power Point Presentation
New York State Extension Forester, Peter Smallidge, who is also a member of the NY Maple Team and the Director of Cornell University’s Arnot Teaching and Research Forest where maple has been produced and researched for many years, provides a tutorial on managing your sugar bush for optimal sap production and other forest values. 21 slides.
- Sugarbush Management
Peter Smallidge, New York State Extension Forester
Cornell Cooperative Extension – Cornell University