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Study examines how maple trees fare tapping


copyright the Chronicle June 14, 2017   by Tena Starr   The Proctor Maple Research Center in Underhill has launched a first-of-its kind study. It’s looking at the long-term effects of tapping a maple tree. Like others, Derby sugarmaker Steve Wheeler said he wa... More »

Sugarmaking turns into big business


copyrigh the Chronicle April 6, 2016 by Elizabeth Trail Sugarmaking has turned into big business in Vermont. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Vermont sugarmakers made 1.3 million gallons of syrup in 2015, more than double the 500,000 gallons pr... More »


Vermont sugarmakers turn to birch syrup


by Tena Starr copyright the Chronicle April 30, 2014 GLOVER — A pair of Glover men may have found a new way to get money from trees — birch trees. Longtime maple sugarmaker Bucky Shelton and a friend, Darrell Bussino, have teamed up and are making birch syrup.... More »