Sapsuckers – A Community Science Program for Bigleaf Maple Sugaring

Are you tapping maples on your property?  If you are, then WSU Extension Forestry is interested in learning from you!

Sapsuckers is a community-based science program that sources on-the-ground data from individuals who are actively tapping bigleaf maples in western Washington and Oregon.

We need your help!  Bigleaf maple sugaring is catching on at both the hobby and commercial scale. Data from hobbyists and syrup producers can help us gain a better understanding of how things like site, tree, and weather characteristics influence sap yield and quality over a broader geographic area.  This will guide our understanding of best practices and assist the development of a sustainable bigleaf maple syrup market in the Pacific Northwest.

Are you interested in joining the Sapsucker program? Please click to see further details.