Capri for Great Lakes Now: Great Lakes Sugaring Season is changing

Sugarhouses, like those belonging to Richards Maple Products in Geauga County, Ohio, have been experiencing poor sugaring seasons, leading to shortages of maple syrup — caused by earlier spring seasons, lack of moisture, and overall warmer temperatures on average. This warming trend could spell real long-term trouble for maple producers in the Great Lakes region. Producers are trying new methods of tree preservation and harvest to mitigate the effects of climate change on maple production. Read more about how the Great Lakes sugaring season is changing, and what these local businesses are doing about it in an article for Great Lakes Now.

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