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Sugarbush management: a guide to maintaining tree healthAuthor(s): David R. Houston; Douglas C. Allen; Denis Lachance
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-129. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 55 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionMany pests and other stresses affect maple trees growing in a sugarbush. Some pests can markedly reduce sap quantity; others, although conspicuous, are not important. Stresses can result from activities by people and from natural phenomena. Recognizing problems and understanding the factors that contribute to their occurrence, development, and significance are necessary to maintain tree health. This report brings together current information on the living agents and nonliving factors that can cause problems in sugarbushes. Insects, diseases, improper forest stand management, and unwise sugaring practices are illustrated, and ways to prevent or reduce their effects are described.
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CitationHouston, David R.; Allen, Douglas C.; Lachance, Denis. 1990. Sugarbush management: a guide to maintaining tree health. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-129. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 55 p.
Keywordsinsects, diseases, sugar maple, acer saccharum, air pollution, tapping maple syrup, northern hardwoods, maple decline, stand management
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