[permaculture] Tools, Maple syrup, ants

Abraham Noe-Hays compostingtoilet at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 16 22:59:24 EDT 2003

I've never tapped those species, but I tap sugar maples in VT in a
backyard-scale operation (20 taps and a 2'X3' evaporator pan).  If I can be
of any help I'd be glad to share info with you.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick Valley" <bamboogrove at cmug.com>
To: "permaculture" <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 12:38 PM
Subject: Re: [permaculture] Tools, Maple syrup, ants

> > Does anyone have expierence taping big leaf or vine maple for sugar?
> I have seen 4 people around the PNW do it with success. I have not seen
> anyone do what I think is the ideal, link trees on a N. slope above an E-W
> river valley coming out of the Cascades, with poly tubing leading to a
> swimming pool next to a sap house/sauna.
> -Rick
> sitting at Blue Rock Farm
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