Pure, locally-produced maple syrup is a natural sweetener that can be used for all your cooking needs. But how does consuming pure maple syrup contribute to the sustainability of the environment?
Maple syrup is a non-timber forest product, made by Aboriginals before the arrival of European settlers, and its production is a sustainable alternative to extractive forestry activities. The use of a forest for the production of maple syrup ensures its continuing role in providing habitat for a wide range of plant and animal species, preventing soil erosion, sequestering carbon and contributing to watershed protection as well as protecting recreational values.
Maple syrup producers are committed to the health of their forests since a healthy forest is directly related to a bountiful maple sap harvest. Consumers can be assured that when they visit a healthy maple sugarbush, the resulting pure maple syrup products will be of the highest quality.