Cornell University: Uihlein Research Forest

The Uihlein Research Forest is considering how climate change may affect maple syrup production.

Project Area

The Uihlein Research Forest forms the core of the Cornell Sugar Maple Program. The forest is located near Lake Placid in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains and is administered by the Department of Natural Resources, which is part of the New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University.

Management Goals

The Uihlein’s 200+ acres of forest provide an outdoor laboratory for the study of forest management and health, with an emphasis on providing information related to maple syrup production. The forest contains a greenhouse and orchards that at the heart of a northeast regional research initiative to identify and cultivate genetically improved maple stock. Researchers also help develop improved techniques for sap collection and syrup processing and share research results with maple producers. The Uihlein’s sugar bush of approximately 4,000 taps, which has shown increasing annual production, is used to demonstrate the merits of new technology and proper forest stewardship to visiting maple producers and landowners. 

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Diseases, Upland hardwoods, Management plan, Planting, Research, Agriculture/ Agroforestry

Last Updated

Thursday, May 11, 2017