Colin Campbell compares sugar maple tree damage inflicted by small and conventional spouts. Uihlein Field Station research suggests that smaller (19/64") spouts do less damage to sugar maple trees than larger, conventional (7/16") spouts.
The activities conducted at the Uihlein Field Station form the core of the Cornell Sugar Maple Program. The Field Station is located near Lake Placid in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. It 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. The Field Station was established in 1965 with the aid of generous support from Mr. and Mrs. Henry Uihlein II of Lake Placid, New York.
The Arnot Teaching and Research Forest
Steve Childs, State Maple Specialist
Mike Farrell, Northern Maple Specialist, Uihlein Director
Any way...go to the website. These guys are really helpful and the extension is very important to the maple syrup industry in New York state. We need more people like these guys to mke sure New York retains, maintains, and improves its agricultural resources.