Farming Syrup Trees: Maple Sugaring and More

Maple sugaring is the ancient practice of tapping sugar maples for their sap before boiling it down into syrup, and it’s an excellent way to extend the forest farming season.

Liz Falk
Liz Falk of Wellspring Forest Farm adds fresh sap to the boiling pan. Sap is 98 percent water, with a slight taste of sweetness. One will never have cleaner water than the water filtered through a tree!
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