March was Maple Syrup Month
- • Maple syrup is produced from the sap collected from the Sugar Maple tree
- • Sugar Maple trees are grown in the northern states of the US and in Canada
- • It takes 30-50 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup
- • Usually a maple tree is at least 30 years old and 12 inches in diameter before it is tapped
- • Maple sap is clear, watery and contains only 2-4% sugar.
- • The season for tapping the trees begins in late February and runs through March
- • The sap begins to flow when temperatures begin to rise above freezing during the day but fall below freezing at night.
- • The sap will run intermittently over the next 4-6 weeks until the weather warms and the buds begin to form on the trees.