This manual presents production techniques to ensure high quality maple syrup and syrup products. Discusses equipment care and quality, cleanliness, the sap collection process, sap processing, and packing. Includes appendix with relevant Maine regulations.
Richard M. DeGraaf. New edition of a much sought-after classic. Details more than 160 species of trees, shrubs, and vines that provide food, cover, and nesting for common North American birds, providing descriptions, flowering and fruiting periods, preferred habitat conditions, growing ranges, and hardiness zones. Detailed instructions cover propagation, transplantation, landscape, and site requirements. Includes updated data, expanded bird/plant preference indexes, 24 new photographs of trees and plants in actual backyard habitats, and 64 detailed drawings of branches, leaves, and berries for easy identification. Also includes instructions on designing a landscape habitat that attracts desired bird species. 169 pages, 2nd edition, 2002. $22.95