The Sugar Maple Is In Trouble: What Will Happen To Our Syrup?

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Maple syrup—the real stuff, boiled down from maple sap, not the maple-flavored simple syrup sold by Aunt Jemima—is a multi-billion-dollar per year industry, almost exclusively controlled by eastern Canada and the northeastern United States. It’s part of the heritage of these states and provinces, a vital element of their culture. And according to a new study of upstate New York sugar maple trees, there may be a problem: Many trees, growing in perfect conditions in the primes of their lives, are declining in growth. And nobody knows why.

Could it be Climate change?

Read the Article at Modern Farmer.

 

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