Presenter: Michael Farrell, PhD
Format: Audio & Slides
This presentation will address all of the options for tapping trees for sap and syrup production. You will learn about the costs and benefits of developing a sugaring operation on a hobby or commercial basis, including direct syrup production, leasing taps, and buying/selling sap. It will also cover the different types of trees that can be tapped for sap and syrup production, including various species of maple, birch, and walnut. The benefits of using tree sap and syrup as the local, sustainable, and healthy sweetener will be discussed in detail. Participants will come away with many new ideas for making the best use of the trees on their property or in their neighborhood.