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The Sugar Maple Story: Collaborative Research with Extension Agents and Growers

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Abstract:

In collaboration with maple producers and cooperative extension agents in New York State and Pennsylvania, we conducted an outplanting trial of sugar maple seedlings selected for high sap sugar content. In addition to providing data about seedling survival and cultivation practices, the trials served as a focus for education efforts and strengthened partnerships between faculty and extension agents. For growers, the trials brought recognition and visibility, which some felt translated to marketing benefits, as well as opportunities to contribute to the maple industry and to enhance stewardship on their land.

Keywords: education; environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; natural resource management; natural resources; technology transfer

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: 1: Associate Professor and Faculty Director of the Cornell Sugar Maple Tree Improvement Program Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853-3001, mek2@cornell.edu 2: Maple Specialist Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853-3001 3: Senior Extension Associate and New York State Extension Forester Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853-3001 4: Technician Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853-3001

Publication date: August 1, 2001

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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