Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Maple Syrup sap by the barrel

 Photos by Barry Wallace
Maple syrup-making is upon us throughout many forests, lane ways and backyards in King.   Pots hanging on trees have sprung up everywhere.   The maple forest pictured above and below, on the south side of King City, is a little different in that the sap is collected by hoses and stored in barrels.   The entire woodlot is on an incline and slopes towards its south-west corner.   Gravity does all the work of getting the sap to the barrels for collection, by the sap-maker.   The sap is then transported to the nearby syrup-making site.   A highly efficient operation, indeed.    

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Barry Wallace

1 comment:

  1. What is the name of the tree that keeps its leaves over winter? I've been admiring them on walks this week!