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Sunday, March 22 is Maine Maple Sunday!

tapping maple trees  




New or Notable:

How to Tap Maple Trees & Make Maple Syrup

Did you know that it takes about 10 gallons of sap to produce one quart of syrup? Learn the basics of tapping maple trees and making syrup. Includes instructional videos.

Maple Syrup Quality Control Manual

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.

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Conifers of Maine Conifers of Maine

This reprint of Fay Hyland's classic field guide is reviewed and updated by Hyland's colleague and friend, Christopher Campbell. Hyland taught and conducted research on woody plants at UMaine for more than 60 years, and established the Fay Hyland Botanical Garden, which Campbell now directs. The guide contains detailed illustrations and descriptions of the growth habit, bark, leaves, and cones of each of the 16 native and five common introduced species of Maine conifers. Includes traditional identification key. 28 pages. © 2008 by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Attracting Birds Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Attracting Birds

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.

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