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Press Resources for Sugar Maple Masting Story 11/3

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Press Release: "Study: Maple Syrup Production Declines after Big Seed Year"

Scientific Paper in Forest Ecology and Management: "Maple Syrup Production Declines Following Masting"

Contact: Clarisse Hart, Harvard Forest Outreach Manager - 978-756-6157,


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HF sugar maplesSpring flowers are visible in light green on sugar maples at the Harvard Forest. Photo by Josh Rapp.










Spring flowers will develop into seeds later in the season. Photo by Josh Rapp.










Maple syrup production depends on the number of seeds trees produce the year before. Photo by Josh Rapp.





A heavy sugar maple seed crop. Photo by Josh Rapp.










Josh Rapp measures sugar content in sugar maple sap. Photo by Clarisse Hart.