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Local foragers supply mushrooms to gourmet restaurants

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 30 November 2015

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Fred Dardenne and Brendon Smith have built a local business selling wild mushrooms to gourmet restaurants in Nova Scotia as well as Montreal and Toronto.

 

Read more ... http://thechronicleherald.ca/thenovascotian/1322508-fred-dardenne-nova-scotia%E2%80%99s-mushroom-man

Maple sap production declines after big seed year

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 5 November 2014

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Research reveals a new way to predict sap production: How many seed helicopters rained down from the trees the year before.

Read more ... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141103102440.htm

Discovery could turn maple syrup-making upside down

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 3 February 2014

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Last year researchers at the University of Vermont announced something that could change the way we think about Vermont — or at least how it produces its famous maple syrup.

Read more ... http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/02/02/270204651/sap-discovery-could-turn-syrup-making-upside-down

Why are maple syrup yields shrinking?

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 21 January 2014

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Scientists are investigating why maple syrup tree taps are yielding less sap than decades ago and whether climate change is one of the culprits.

Read more ... http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/why-are-maple-syrup-yields-shrinking-1.2504215

Maple syrup produces weather storm after storm

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 20 January 2014

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Despite Mather Nature’s winter-wrath, maple producers in the region are reporting minimal damage to trees and lines.

Read more ... http://www.atlanticfarmfocus.ca/Forestry/2014-01-20/article-3583399/Maple-producers-weather-storm-after-storm/1

Christmas tree grower braces for busy weekend

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 6 December 2013

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For the last 40 years, the MacLeod family of New Glasgow has been fully aware that Christmas comes but once a year. 

Read more ... http://www.atlanticfarmfocus.ca/Forestry/2013-12-05/article-3531307/MacLeods-trees-not-only-green-when-summers-here,-but-also-winters-cold-and-drear/1 

A new non-timber forest product?

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 10 October 2013

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Here's yet another way that wood can enhance our lives. Should we add ambience to the list of non-timber forest products?

Read more ... http://www.torontosun.com/2013/10/09/whiskey-tastes-better-in-a-wood-room-study-finds

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