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Maple syrup season in Ohio ends early

April 6, 2015

The Columbus Dispatch ran a recent article (4/2) on how Mother Nature caused Ohio's maple syrup season to end early this year. In a normal year, the maple sap run is sparked by daytime temperatures above freezing and nights below freezing, and it concludes around the beginning of March. With this year's brutal, cold winter, the production output will be cut in half. Kathy Smith, OSU's Extenstion forestry program director, is quoted in the article. To view the full article and watch the video click here.