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Lumber value loss associated with tapping sugar maples for sap productionAuthor(s): Paul E. Sendak; Neil K. Huyler; Lawrence D. Garrett
Source: Research Note NE-306. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionTapping sugar maples for sap production yields an annual income, but there is a loss in timber quality if the tree is cut for factory lumber products. We estimate an average loss per tree of $2.87 based on a sample of 90 trees in Vermont that were formerly tapped.
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CitationSendak, Paul E.; Huyler, Neil K.; Garrett, Lawrence D. 1982. Lumber value loss associated with tapping sugar maples for sap production. Research Note NE-306. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4p.
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