[NAFEX] Tap holes per Maple tree

Jim Fruth jfruth at tds.net
Sun Feb 24 10:21:09 EST 2008

    When asked how many tap-holes should be drilled in any one tree, one 
needs to look at History.  The American Method is one tap-hole in a 10" tree 
and another for each 5" in diameter thereafter.
    You should use this method if your great grandfather, your grandfather, 
your dad and you tapped the tree(s) AND your children, your children's 
children, etc. will also tap.  When using the American Method, there will 
always be a spot to drill a new hole.
    If you are the first to tap the tree, the Quebec method of one tap-hole 
per 6" diameter at breast height is perfectly fine.

Jim Fruth
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Pequot Lakes, MN  56472
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