Twenty-one visitors make their way into the sugarbush to learn about sugarbush management during a New York Forest Owners Association woodswalk at Toad Hill Maple Farm in Thurman on Feb. 26. They learned about forest management procedures and saw a maple sap collection system installed and managed by hosts Randy and Jill Galusha. Forester, John Hastings also explained how the sugarbush is managed to improve tree health and increase sap production. Toad Hill Maple Farm will be one of four Thurman hosts during the open houses March 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The open houses are free and feature guided tours, demonstrations and more.

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