Don't forget your maple and birch trees are "fruit" trees too
I was inspired to tap my silver maple a few years ago. I tried to find the post but it has evaporated into GW space.
It's fun and even if you only have one tree like I do you can have one super duper memorable Sunday morning waffle breakfast to remember.
I spent a long time trying to find an inexpensive kit and I bought mine from Maple Kits. They use inexpensive 2-liter bottles.
Here is a link that might be useful: Maple Kits