CLIMATE CHANGE = No SNOW = No TREES = No MAPLE SYRUP!
A recent study published in Global Change Biology warns that without snowpack, maple trees, which not only give us maple syrup but also absorb carbon pollution, are projected to grow about 40 percent slower.
Without the insulating snowpack, the soil freezes deeper and longer, damaging the trees' shallow roots. Researchers found that the amount of northeastern forest with snowpack could shrink by 95 percent by the end of this century!
Meet Willa (my youngest) and keen sugar maker! Yes that's snowpack in the background.
Please help save our trees! As a 1% for the Planet member, Tonewood donates one percent of all sales to the University of Vermont's Proctor Maple Research Center and their climate change research efforts.