Sugarmakers should consider tapping red maples to supplement sap production from sugar maples.
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How sap pressure and flow interacts in maple trees during the sugaring season.
Tapping trees creates a wound that the trees are usually able to heal. But what is the impact of tapping on trees?
One way that maple producers can gain useful information is by attending the education programs put on by Extension in conjuction with county and state maple organizations, where speakers include not just university and government specialists, but also sugarmakers who share their knowledge and experience.
An Excel spreadsheet that can be used to determine profitability and project the impact of altering management practices.
A guide to using available Excel spreadsheets to determine profitability and consider the value of altering management practices.
A one-page beginners guide to sugaring
Two ways to help satisfy the need for more high-quality sugar maple trees (Acer saccharum Marsh.) are by establishing plantations and by supplementing natural regeneration. To gain basic knowledge of seedling requirements for this species we studied the effects of soil moisture and nutrient levels on the growth of sugar maple seedlings in their first 3 years.