[NAFEX] Box Elder Sap
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Sat Mar 14 09:22:04 EDT 2009
I notice all my Buartnuts are leaking thru fissures & cracks. I'd be
hesitant to tap them tho since the trees don't really have enough
girth (& probably will never have).
On Mar 13, 2009, at 6:06 AM, Lucky.PIttman at murraystate.edu wrote:
> Boxelder - Acer negundo - can be tapped, and syrup
> made from the collected sap, I suppose like any other
> member of the maple family. Sometime in the last 5
> years or so, the Proceedings of the NNGA annual
> meeting had an article in which the authors had
> tapped sugar maple boxelder, black walnut, and
> butternut, if I recall correctly, and syrup from all
> species were well-received in a taste test.
> Actually, I think the black walnut syrup came out the
> I'm in agreement with others - boxelder is a weedy
> trash tree, and if you can get some decent syrup out
> of them, then they finally have a redeeming quality.
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