There is a flurry of upcoming maple programming and events to consider.
Of course, the International Maple Conference just concluded up in Lacrosse, Wisconsin held over the latter part of last week and weekend.
Next weekend, the Ohio Maple Producers Association are convening for a great line-up of food, fellowship, tours, and syrup contests. Dates are Nov 4-5 and additional details can be found here.
Just a few days after, Seldom Seen Farm will host a Woodland Wednesday program from 4:00-7:00 PM on November 9th. In collaboration with Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District, Geauga County Farm Bureau, NRCS, and host Seldom Seen Farm, speakers will discuss the relationship between modern forestry and the maple industry. Specific topics will include thinning, tree crown development, soil conditions, and maple tubing in the sugarbush. All are welcome to this free outdoor event that will benefit the landowner and woodsman alike. Please RSVP to Kevin Holy at 440-596-9717 or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Lake Erie Maple Expo, the following weekend of November 11 and 12, will host its usual showcase of vendors, talks, and all and everything else maple.
Completing the first half of November flurry, Penn State Extension Educator Brian Walsh will discuss what is known about the spotted lanternfly and observations about maple trees that provide insight as to the impact the insect could have on the industry. Pennsylvania has endured a longer stint of spotted lanternfly infestation than Ohio, and we can learn more about what to potentially expect by seeing what has been learned by our neighbors to the east. Register for the November 16 – 10:00 AM webinar here.