A sugar maple plant has announced that it’s opening a new branch in Pittsburgh, bringing a new batch of saplings to its hometown.
Alyssa Sutter says the plant’s opening is a response to the increasing demand for saplings from visitors to the city.
She says it’s also a chance for the plant to expand its production to the area.
Sutter says she was inspired by the saplings grown in California, and wanted to take her experience to Pittsburgh.
She said she plans to work with the new branch to expand production.
Sugar Maple saplings were the first saplings ever grown on the property, and were first planted in the early 1990s.
They were used as an ingredient in a popular soup in the late 1980s and were also an ingredient used in a sapling salad sold in the mid-1990s.
Sumeristree Farms opened its first production facility in 2011, and has since expanded into other areas of the country.