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Alumnus Adam Wild settling into new post as Cornell University’s Uihlein Maple research Center


UP CLOSE: Maple research center has new director

LAKE PLACID - In Adam Wild's office at Cornell University's Uihlein Maple Research Forest, he keeps a real old-school tree tap on his desk. It's nothing intricate, just a hollowed-out wooden dowel. One half sticks into a tree, and the other is cut open so sap can flow out of the tree and run down the dowel. It looks much different from today's taps, which more closely resemble a tube connecting to an IV bag in a hospital room.

Wild, a 29-year-old from Cattaraugus County, recently moved to the Adirondacks and started working as the director of the maple research center in January.

Previously, he taught in the plant sciences program at SUNY Cobleskill, where he earned his undergraduate degree. He also earned a master's degrees in forest ecology at SUNY College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry in Syracuse.

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