Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Economic Value of Sugar Maple Trees


I have a grad student who was once able to obtain the economic value of sugar maples (the tree and NOT the product) for Ontario. It used to be available on the MNR website and with changes happening at the forestry portfolio -the information has moved around a bit and is no where to be found at the moment. Is there anyway to obtain this information?


CANSIM Table may be a starting point Table 303-0064 Lumber production, shipments and stocks, by Canada and provinces. This will provide information on the general classification hardwood which includes other species than maple. Setting the actual value of a maple tree is based on the stumpage fees charged by the province or private land owner. For example, the GAZETTE OFFICIELLE DU QUÉBEC, March 30, 2007, Vol. 139, No. 13A outlines stumpage rates by species for 2007 – 2008.

I would use the following keywords and phrase when searching for the value of sugar maple trees for non-maple syrup economic values.