Maple syrup producers across the Midwest have noticed changes in their sugarbushes in recent years, such as earlier tapping seasons and the arrival of new invasive and competing plant species and forest pests. We expect these and other changes to continue in the coming decades. By being flexible and adaptable, you can be a good steward of the land, ensuring that your sugarbush thrives for many years into the future.
This sugarbush adaptation guide provides descriptions of current and future environmental challenges along with concrete actions you can take to address them. The challenges are interrelated, so you’ll likely want to focus on several of them together rather than considering each separately.
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