In 2007, Timothy D. Perkins, Ph.D., Director of the University of Vermont Proctor Maple Research Center, stood before the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming to talk about Climate Change’s affect on the maple industry. According to Perkin’s data, the tapping season in New York and New England was starting about 8 days earlier and ending 11 days earlier than it had 40 years prior.
Ten years have passed, and the trend seems to be sticking. Do you predict that you will be tapping earlier this year than you have in past years? We’d love to hear from you.