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Maple Sugaring: History, Biology, and Production (Online Lecture)

About this event

Ever wonder how maple syrup is made? From steel buckets and oxen-drawn wagons to the advanced technology used today, maple syrup production has changed considerably over time. But one thing has remained constant – maple trees and their sweet sap. Join Steve to learn about the history, production, and biology of maple sugaring. We'll also discuss the maples found in the collections of the U.S. Botanic Garden and the U.S. National Arboretum.

Please note: This program is being offered in collaboration with the United States National Arboretum.

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    Kevin Conrad Curator, Woody Landscape Plants Germplasm Repository @ U.S. National Arboretum

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    Joseph Meny Curator, Gotelli Conifer Collection, Fir Collection and Maple Collection of USNA @ U.S. National Arboretum

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    Steve Roberge Extension Specialist, Forest Resources @ University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension

    Steve is a licensed forester & sugar maker. He has worked for UNH Cooperative Extension for 16 years. He has a B.S. in Forest Science from the University of New Hampshire & a Masters of Forest Science from Yale University. At home Steve tends to 750 maple trees that he & his family tap each spring.

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    Grace Anderson Education Specialist - Science Educator @ United States Botanic Garden

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    Emily Hestness Education Specialist - Urban Agriculture @ U.S. Botanic Garden

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    Piper Zettel Horticulturist, Floral and Nursery Plants Research Unit @ United States National Arboretum

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Steeped in history, rich with tradition, the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is a living plant museum that informs visitors about the importance, and often irreplaceable value, of plants to the well-being of humans and to earth's fragile ecosystems.