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Sugarbush Management

Index of External Resources from the Sugarbush Management Notebook

These external resources are organized by chapter in the notebook

Ch1 Introduction
Ch2 Sugarbush Assessment
Ch3 Sugarbush Improvement Activities
Ch4 Common Diseases and Pests
Ch5 Regeneration
Ch6 Wildlife, Diversity, and Ecosystem Health
Ch7 Soils, Streams, and Roads
Ch8 Property
Additional Resources

Section 1.1: Maintaining a Healthy Sugarbush



Section 1.2: Identifying Maples and Associated Species



Section 2.1: Assessing Potential for a Commercial Sugarbush



Section 2.2: Point Sample



Section 2.3: Estimating Taps



Section 3.1: Sugarbush Management Basics



Section 3.2: Working with Foresters



Section 3.3: Forest Stand Improvement



Section 3.4: Thinning for Syrup Production



Section 3.5: Logging



Section 4.1: Noting Signs of Tree Stress



Section 4.2: Pest Insects



Section 4.3: Fungal Diseases



Section 4.4: Invasive Plants and Competitive Vegetation Management



Section 4.5: Forest Herbicide Quick Reference



Section 5.1: Control of American Beech



Section 5.2: Assessing the Success of Hardwood Regeneration



Section 6.1: Correcting Wildlife Issues (wildlife management)



Section 6.2: Encouraging Wildlife Diversity (habitat enhancement)



Section 6.3: Bird Friendly Maple



Section 7.1: Understanding Soils



Section 7.2: Access, Roads, and Water Management


 

The following guidebook, New York State Forestry Voluntary Best Management Practices for Water Quality, contains vital information on preserving water quality and limiting soil erosion by managing forest roads used to access timber harvests. Many of these practices can also be applied to road building for maple operations' sugarbush access roads.

 

Section 8.1: Property Lines


 

The DEC website contains loads of useful information for landowners, including this guide for Posting Your Land:

 

Section 8.2: Leases


 

Additional Sugarbush Management Resources

Sugarbush site potential assessment and tap count

2012 Sugarbush Evaluation

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