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Sugar Maple

  1. 1. SUGAR MAPLE ( acer saccharum )
  2. 2. <ul><li>Opposite branching </li></ul><ul><li>Round, red buds </li></ul>Identification
  3. 3. Shape
  4. 4. Bark
  5. 5. Twigs
  6. 6. Tapping
  7. 7. General Method <ul><li>Tap when nighttime temperatures are freezing and daytime temperatures are above 0°C </li></ul><ul><li>Drill a hole. 3’ up from base, 1.5” deep using 7/16” drill bit. Drill on sunny side of tree </li></ul><ul><li>Insert your tap, hang bucket, collect sap </li></ul><ul><li>Store sap in cool place until ready to boil into syrup </li></ul><ul><li>Can hot and cool sideways for better seal </li></ul>
  8. 8. Guidelines: taps per tree Diameter in inches Circumference in inches Number of taps 10—20 31—63 1 20—25 64—79 2 >25 >79 3
  9. 9. Homemade Taps are an Option (these are called “spiles”)
  10. 10. Professional Taps <ul><li>Still not sure where to get them </li></ul><ul><li>7/16” diameter copper or other pipe might do the trick (and faster than whittling spiles of the type shown above) </li></ul>

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