Managing Maple Stands for Resiliency & Syrup Production workshops

November 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Yale-Myers Forest
150 Centre Pike
Eastford CT
Yale Forest School

Yale’s Forest School will hold two Managing Maple Stands for Resiliency & Syrup Production workshops on November 13th & 14th  from noon to 4 pm at Eastford and Falls Village, CT.

These workshops will introduce maple syrup producers to management practices that can increase both sugar production and forest health in maple stands.  Attendees will learn about crop-tree release, tending and management practices in a young, pre-commercial stand.  They will also learn about crown thinning, tree mortality, and the basics of commercial timber in a mature maple stand.

Emphasis will be placed not only on sugar production, but also on ensuring that silvicultural practices promote healthy and diverse forests for years to come.  At the end of each session, attendees will have an opportunity to practice what they have learned with a hands-on management exercise.

The two workshops will cover overlapping content, but sugarmakers are welcome to attend both if they wish.

To take part in these workshops, register at

Attire:  Participants should dress appropriately for fall in New England.  Comfortable sturdy closed toed shoes or boots should be worn to hike through the forest.

Workshops will be held rain or shine.

All attendees must be 18 years or older.

COVID Protocol:  All participants must register onsite and fill out a Yale University vaccination attestation form.  Social distancing will be practiced.  Attendees who are unvaccinated or unwilling to fill out the vaccine attestation form must wear masks at all times.  Vaccinated attendees must wear masks indoors.

Workshops will be held at

November 13th          Noon to 4 pm            Yale-Myers Forest, 150 Centre Pike, Eastford, CT

November 14th          Noon to 4 pm            Great Mountain Forest, 200 Canaan Mountain Road, Falls Village, CT