When Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, had to remove a large fallen sugar maple tree from their campus grounds, they wanted a means to preserve the wood slices – or “wood cookies”, for display.

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They chose to treat the large hewn cookies with Pentacryl, a wood stabilizer that will keep the wood from cracking or splitting as it dries.

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Keeping the sugar maple cookies covered in plastic while soaking in Pentacryl will help the Pentacryl to absorb and will prevent the top of the wood from drying.

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This soaking area was built with lumber and plastic by the folks at Williams College specifically to treat these cookies.

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