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Boston Globe Covers UVM Researchers’ Revolutionary Maple Research

The Boston Globe reports on a new maple syrup tapping method devised by director Timothy Perkins and plant biologist Abby van den Berg of UVM’s Proctor Maple Research Center. Instead of drawing sap from mature trees, the new method vacuums the sap out of cut saplings. Practitioners in the maple industry feel that this could have great economic impacts regarding the way maple syrup is produced. Read the story…