Pennsylvania Maple Syrup Producers Council

UM ACER research project flyer

University of Michigan seeks maple producers to participate in a life cycle carbon footprint analysis. 

Participants will receive a personalized report based on their own data and suggested performance improvement strategies. A certificate will be issued attesting to their participation for every year they share data. 

We all know that the conservation of forests for maple syrup production is one of the most effective forms of carbon capture – there’s plenty of science to prove it. We don’t cut down trees, we maintain and manage a healthy forest environment. 

Geoff Lewis of the University of Michigan is applying scientific methods (life cycle assessment) to study the environmental performance of maple operations with a view to cutting operating costs and improving environmental performance.  The research will help maple producers to improve best practices and produce maple syrup ever more sustainably. 

Geoff needs us to help out by providing operations data over the next two seasons (spring 2024 and 2025). Please consider participating to help yourself and your industry demonstrate its affinity to nature and the environment.

Please contact Geoff Lewis ( by email with the subject line Maple Syrup Research to find out more.

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