Tonewood seeks to preserve maple production by funding climate change research, local farming efforts, and sustainable forest stewardship. A portion of every Tonewood sale is donated through 1% for the Planet to climate change research efforts at the University of Vermont’s Proctor Maple Research Center.
This week, Tonewood donated 1% of their first year of sales to the University of Vermont's Proctor Maple Research Center. Howard Lincoln, Senior Director of Major Gifts, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is very pleased to receive this generous donation from Tonewood.
As sales grow in the future, Tonewood will be able to increase it's support of the Proctor Maple Research Center.
Because maple production relies on the weather to create harvesting conditions, climate change is a major concern for the industry. Over the past forty years, the harvesting season has decreased in length and shifted to occur early in the year. These changes are the result of warmer winters and earlier thaws. Unless climate change is controlled, the United States maple harvesting industry might disappear entirely within the next half century. Tonewood seeks to protect U.S. maple production by donating to the Proctor Maple Research Center at the University of Vermont. The Center is a leader in maple research and education, with a focus on improving harvesting technology and understanding maple tree physiology and health. Through our support of the Proctor Maple Research Center, Tonewood hopes to ensure maple production in New England for many generations.