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Is Global Warming Chilling Our Syrup Industry?


Topic 13:

Thursday, May 6, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Come mingle and expand your mind at ECHO with Tim Wilmot, UVM Extension Maple Specialist from the Proctor Maple Research Center. For this topic, Tim will help us consider both threats to the trees themselves, as well as changes and forces that might affect only the syrup industry.  What might happen if global climate change results in the loss of freezing and thawing days that make the sap flow?  Might pollution cause us to believe our maple syrup is tainted? Are there other “sticking points” you can think of that syrup lovers should be concerned about? FREE Event. Cash bar with themed drinks opens at 6.30 p.m., discussion begins at 7 p.m.; free light hors d’oeuvres sponsored by VT Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society. 21+ event. 877.324.6386

 


 

A little about Tim:

Tim Wilmot has been a researcher at the UVM Proctor Maple Research Center in Underhill Center since 1986. One of his principal interests is the sap flow mechanism of sugar maple, and the interactions among temperature, sap pressure, and sap flow rate. During the sugaring season he conducts experiments connected to these phenomena, (a portion of which can be seen on his webpage “TREEMET” found on the Proctor Center website) as well as on related issues, such as the effects of vacuum on sap flow, the optimal timing of tapping for sugarmakers, and other aspects of sap collection. A second research interest is forest nutrition and relationships among soil and foliar chemistry, tree growth and vigor, and sap sugar production in maple stands. In 2004 Tim was appointed UVM Extension’s full-time maple specialist. This position combines research with outreach and education, and Tim’s responsibilities include planning and facilitating educational programs for maple producers, as well as writing and talking about maple research, both his own and that of his colleagues.

 

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