Please enjoy this 1-hour presentation led by Kathy Smith, Les Ober, and Gabe Karns. This opportunity was made available through the Woodland Stewards Friday in the Woods webinar series. Nearly 150 attendees listened to a wide coverage of beginner maple topics followed by a full hour of Q & A that ranged from more technical aspects of boiling and filtering and processing syrup to more inquisitive investigations of why the freeze-thaw cycle is necessary for making sap flow and if tapped wood has any market potential as lumber.
Join OSU’s Les Ober, Geauga Co. Extension, and SENR’s Gabe Karns and Kathy Smith, for this session on how to make your own syrup or explore turning your woods into a sugarbush as an income opportunity. We will talk some history, tree species to tap, how to tap and how to boil and bottle maple sap. Have a few trees in the yard or a woods that has potential? We will try to answer all your questions.
Amy Stone, OSU Extension educator for Lucas County, Ohio, will be presenting a webinar on November 13th from 10 AM-noon on the spotted lanternfly. From state and national spotted lanternfly updates to the latest on host plant distributions and invasive pest insect research – you won’t want to miss this one.
Maple producers across the region should be informed on this invasive forest pest and be part of the solution to ensure early detection and rapid quarantine limits damage on Ohio’s forests.
Maple syrup from The Ohio State University-Mansfield campus is available for purchase. Produced from sap of the research and demonstration sugarbush, the maple syrup is bottled in 1/2 pint (glass bottles), pint, quart, and half gallon containers (rest are jugs). As an extra bonus, the 2020 run of syrup, which is currently available, carries the 150th sesquicentennial logo for OSU’s important anniversary.
Importantly, OSU syrup sale proceeds contribute to maintenance of the sugarbush, seed money for research, funding maple-related student internships and research opportunities, and more. To place an order, visit Ohio State’s Woodland Stewards website. We can ship syrup to your door or you can request a pick-up in Columbus or in Mansfield.
For those already shopping for holiday gifts, a case of 20, 1/2 pint glass bottles is available at a good discount. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for discount details.
Click on the Mansfield Maple tab for more information about the sugarbush at OSU-Mansfield!