Maple Trees = Syrup?

ccmarks(Nashville, TN)March 28, 2011

So, I have two big maple trees in my backyard. Can I just put a tap in them to get sap to make maple syrup or do they need to be a certain type of maple tree? Anyone have experience with this? Thanks in advance for any info!

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ronnywil(7a)

They need to be sugar maples.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sugar Maple

    Bookmark   March 28, 2011 at 10:41PM
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ccmarks(Nashville, TN)

Thanks ronnywil, I think that's what I have. I'll confirm that's what they are. I appreciate it!

    Bookmark   March 28, 2011 at 10:50PM
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KatyaKatya(6)

Actually they don't need to be sugar maples. People have made sugar from different maple species including even the ash-leaved maple. But the only time you can do it is before the buds start to swell, practically still winter. This is when the sap moves up.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2011 at 10:25AM
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heathersgarden(6b/7a Mid TN)

I was prowling the edible landscaping forums and there was a posting about maple syrup from a silver maple.

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/edible/msg0212352012033.html?4

    Bookmark   March 31, 2011 at 7:14PM
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