Oklahoma Researchers Investigating Maple Syrup Potential
Researchers from Oklahoma State University are exploring whether state residents can tap into the maple syrup production industry, thanks to a USDA grant. Oklahoma has five indigenous maple species, including sugar maple. This summer, researchers will prepare maple groves in Idabel, Talihina, and Quapaw for sap collection using a variety of different methods, for research purposes. The project will also create a network to help people interested in maple tapping share information.
Related ATTRA publication: Maple Sugaring: An Introduction to Small-Scale Commercial Production