News tagged with maple

Seeing the forest under the trees

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists recently discovered nitrogen that falls from the atmosphere in acid rain can influence large tracts of sugar maples in North America.

Dec 08, 2011
5 / 5 (2) 0

Research maps out trade-offs between deer and timber

Since the 1950s, sustainability in northern hardwood forests was achieved by chopping down trees in small clumps to naturally make room for new ones to spring up. Early experiments with single-tree and group ...

May 10, 2011
4 / 5 (2) 0

Iron legacy leaves soil high in manganese

(PhysOrg.com) -- Iron furnaces that once dotted central Pennsylvania may have left a legacy of manganese enriched soils, according to Penn State geoscientists. This manganese can be toxic to trees, especially ...

Dec 10, 2010
3.5 / 5 (2) 1 | with audio podcast

Buying behavior can be swayed by cultural mindset

There are some combinations that just go well together: Milk and cookies, eggs and bacon, pancakes and maple syrup. But new research reveals that people with individualistic mindsets differ from their collectivist counterparts ...

Jul 11, 2013
3 / 5 (2) 0

Forestry officials on urgent mission: Beetles

(AP) -- Forestry officials in the Northeast are on an urgent mission, tracking thousands of Massachusetts residents as they search for tree-eating stowaway insects they may have carried to campgrounds or ...

May 22, 2009
5 / 5 (1) 1

Mild winter triggers early maple sugar season

Lighter than normal snow accumulation, warmer than normal temperatures earlier in the season and an earlier than normal start of the maple syrup season are making some weather watchers wonder if there is a new “normal.”

Feb 23, 2012
5 / 5 (1) 0

Making sense of maple syrup

Understanding more about the relationship between weather and maple sap flow, and how Maine syrup producers will adapt to climate change is the focus of research being conducted by a University of Maine graduate ...

Feb 14, 2014
4 / 5 (1) 0