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Sharing tips and tricks from a landowners's experience recently planting 00 birch trees and 100 red maples.
In the media, a published paper, imaging live trees, and what's coming up.
Differences in sap composition makes the processing of birch sap similar, but different, to maple.
Making maple syrup requires removal of a lot of water, plus time and heating to caramelise the sugars and development both flavour and colour.
A media release from the University of Canterbury and an interview on Radio NZ
Highlights from our 2022 visit to the Australian Synchrotron, where we image the microstructure of live trees and cuttings.
A selection of the imaging techniques we are using in our research, and some examples of the images produced.
A 2D model shows how heat propagates in a sapling's stem, as measured by external sap flow sensors, after a heat pulse.
Find out more about our recently published a journal paper.
Exploring the published literature, stories and history to learn about uses for native plants.
A new plantation in Geraldine, site visits, and live telemetered weather data.
From North America - maple syrup production manuals and a useful YouTube Channel
Workshops and field trips in Rotorua in October 2023.
Invitation to the 2022 workshop, and links to our research.
Save the Date! Join us and share your ideas on how we can build a tree syrup industry in Aotearoa New Zealand.
We are investigating the potential of alternative tree species, a new horticultural approach, and novel harvesting techniques.
Where are the best locations for commercial production of maple syrup from a plantation of maple saplings?
Explaining common terms used in our research.
Introducing out first maple tree test plantation near Hanmer Springs.
Preliminary thinking on where the market for New Zealand-made maple syrup is, and who might benefit from this industry.
Looking for more information on our early research? Here's a list of early publications from our studies.
We will assemble an advanced observation-based sap flow model and determine the economic viability establishing a tree syrup industry in Aotearoa.
Our goal is to understand the effect of climate factors and pruning regimes on potential syrup production.
Using advanced imaging, we aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of sap exudation phenomena for both juvenile and mature trees.