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We recommend many excellent books about maple sugaring, trees, and the natural world. Each of the titles below was used in researching the content for our website.

Classroom Resources about Sugaring


Maple Moon by Connie Brummel Crook & Scott Cameron

Maple Sugar by Tim Herd

Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorenson

Sugarbush Spring by Marsha Wilson Chall

Sugaring Time by Kathryn Lasky


Technical Books on the Sugaring Process


Bigleaf Sugaring: Tapping the Western Maple by Gary & Katherine Backlund

The Maple Sugar Book by Helen and Scott Nearing

Maple Syrup: An Introduction to the Science of a Forest Treasure by Mike Rechlin

The Sugarmaker’s Companion by Michael Farrell


Tree Guidebooks


An Illustrated Guide to Maples by Antoine Le Hardy De Beaulieu

Cascade Olympic Natural History by Daniel Matthews

Trees to Know in Oregon by Edward C. Jensen

Around the World in 80 Trees by Jonathan Drori


Botany/Nature Writing


Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

The Secret Life of Trees by Colin Tudge

Trees Alive By Sarah R. Riedman

American Terroir by Rowan Jacobson

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