Saturday, March 3, 2007

Warm Winters Upset Rhythms of Maple Sugar

Warmer-than-usual winters are stoking fears for the survival of New England’s maple forests.

Jerry Swope for The New York Times
Burr Morse tapping a maple tree at his family farm last month. Fluctuations in temperatures in recent years are making it difficult for New England maple producers to know when is the best time to tap trees.

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