Beech tree study cited in BDN report on changing maple syrup industry

A recent University of Maine-led study on the changing composition of hardwood forests in the Northeastern United States was cited in the Bangor Daily News article, “How climate change is affecting the Maine maple syrup industry.” Andy Whitman, a forest scientist and the director of sustainable economies at Manomet, a Brunswick-based conservation nonprofit organization, said scientists are predicting a steep decline in maples over the next decade. UMaine-led research has found that warming temperatures are leading to more beech trees and fewer maple trees in Maine forests, the article states. Maine Public carried the BDN report.