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Arnot Research Forest

Arnot Forest Page

This page includes:

  • Where and when to buy Cornell maple syrup products made at the Arnot Forest near Ithaca, NY
  • Past maple research conducted at Cornell
  • Additional non-maple activities conducted at Arnot Forest, e.g., agroforestry experiments, timber harvesting and regeneration, other ecosystem research

Arnot Research Forest



The 6,000 tap sugar bush located in the Arnot Research Forest plays a pivotal role in conducting research and extension activities in support of the New York maple products industry.  Ranging over 6.5 square miles in the hills just south of Ithaca, the forest provides an ideal setting for studying all aspects of maple production.


Buy Cornell Maple Syrup


The Arnot Forest near Ithaca, NY is used by Cornell University for research and education to improve the production of maple products.  Your purchase of Cornell Maple Syrup helps to support those activities and contributes to the sustainable management of the Arnot Forest. Cornell Maple Syrup is available through The Cornell Store online or at the following locations:

The Cornell Store, Main Campus – 135 Ho Plaza, Ithaca, NY 14853
Monday-Friday: 8am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm

The Cornell Store at the Shops at Ithaca Mall – 40 Catherwood Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
Monday-Saturday: 10am-9pm
Sunday: 11am-6pm

The Cornell Store on the Ithaca Commons – 102 East State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Monday-Saturday: 10am-7pm
Sunday: 11am-6pm

The Cornell Store at the Statler Hotel – 130 Statler Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850
Monday-Saturday: 10am-7pm
Sunday: 11am-6pm

Garden Gift Shop at Cornell Botanic Gardens – 124 Comstock Knoll Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850
Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-4pm

The Cornell Dairy Bar – 411 Tower Road, Ithaca, NY. 14850
Monday-Saturday: 8:30am – 6pm
Saturday: 12pm – 6pm
Sunday: 12pm-5pm


Past Maple Research at Cornell

The Cornell Cooperative Extension program helps people improve their lives and communities by putting experience and research knowledge to work. For assistance contact your local NY State Cooperative Extension office.

The Cornell Sugar Maple Program is part of Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Clicking the doc icons below will open documents detailing past research conducted at Cornell, at both Arnot and Uihlein Forest field sites:

History of the Sugar Maple Tree Improvement Program Uihlein Sugar Maple Field Station. Lewis J. Staats, M. E. Krasny, and C. Campbell.

Butt Fusion and Electro-welding of Polyethylene Pipe Mainlines.
Colin Campbell.

Ginseng Research Projects.
Colin Campbell, Lew Staats, and Bob Beyfuss.

Hydraulic Lift and Sugar Maple Sap
Adapted from an article written by Betty S. Wong, ’94.

Planting Sugar Maples: testing tree guards, weed mats, and fertilizer.
Enhancing the establishment and survival of sugar maple seedlings.

Performance of the small diameter spout (19/64”) for maple sap production.
Lewis J. Staats and Colin A. Campbell, 2001.

2014-2015 Maple Tubing Research Report.
Steve Childs.

Working with Little Reverse Osmosis.
Steve Childs.

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