Do they have to be Sugar Maples or can you use any maple tree?
Red, black and silver maple trees can be tapped for sap. The thing is, the sap only "runs" in the north east. The process is weather dependent. It takes swings in temps, freeze/thaw conditions to make the sap flow.
This must have been so much fun. Were you amazed at how much it takes to make syrup! xox
It does take a lot of sap to make syrup. Think it the ratio is 50 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup.
These are such clear pretty photos! It's kinda like being there, but without the cold noses.I'm hoping I will learn to tap maple some time! Sounds really yummy.