Technology has changed the way Vermonters make maple syrup, especially in the last 50 years. We look back to the historic roots of sugaring and remember a few old traditions. Also, one Vermont coach gets ready for the Paralympics, which begin this weekend in Vancouver.
University of Vermont and two private companies have developed a new device that they say
might boost maple sap production as much as 90 percent. The
small plastic spouts will allow sugarmakers to tap their trees earlier and keep
the sap flowing longer into the season.
House report on climate change says two of Vermont’s iconic industries are in trouble: winter sports and
maple sugaring. As
winters get warmer, the New
England forest will change.
And if greenhouse gas emissions stay high, the study warns that the prime area
for maple production will shift north into Canada.