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.


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.


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.


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