[NAFEX] Box Elder

mIEKAL aND qazingulaza at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 10:29:10 EDT 2009

I had heard Box Elder is 80 to 1 for making syrup but I'm not able to
pull any numbers up on the net.  Anyone else have any experience.
I've tapped them a few times & added to the other maple sap.

Our woodturner at our community makes a lot of lathed bowls & goblets
from box elder that are quite nice.  We've also made big wooden
stirring spoons from box elder.


On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 7:29 AM, Jim Fruth <jfruth at tds.net> wrote:
> Jim Bastian said, "Box elder is basically a giant weed. It has no value for
> anything.........................."
>    Who have you been listening to?  Someone else who makes the same rash
> statements?
>    Box Elder is used for woodenware and paper pulp.  It does make a poor
> firewood but has more BTUs than Pine and lots of people burn Pine.  AND
> there are lots of folks who make maple syrup from it.  I know of a fellow
> who has 200 of them that he taps to make syrup for sale.
> "No value for anything?????"

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