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Arbor Day Webinar 3: Maple Syrup: Forest Foods for a Sustainable Future

Friday, April 30, 2021 11:00am to 11:45am

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Session 3 of the 2nd Annual Arbor Day Webinar Conference is offered by Aaron Wightman from the Cornell Maple Program.

Maple syrup isn't just a delicious treat.  When you choose real maple syrup over other sweeteners, you also support a form of sustainable food production known as agroforestry.  Popular sugar crops such as beets, sugar cane, and corn all have negative environmental impacts including habitat fragmentation and polluted waterways.  In contrast, maple syrup is produced from intact forest ecosystems that retain all their value for wildlife habitat, carbon sequestration, and water filtration.  This presentation will discuss the rapid growth of the maple products industry and the role of agroforestry in a sustainable future.


Interested participants can sign up online at to receive the Zoom link. Recordings of all the conference webinars will be posted to the CFRP project’s YouTube channel the following week for those unable to join the live event. Students who attend will be eligible to receive a free tree to take home at the end of the semester!

About the Arbor Day Webinar Conference

For the second year in a row, members of the campus community and general public are invited to celebrate National Arbor Day with the Canal Forest Restoration Project team at Rice Creek Field Station via a free online webinar conference over Zoom. The conference lineup includes six 45-minute webinars offered between 9 am and 4 pm on Friday, April 30. 

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