Tapping Sycamore

January 16, 2018

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?
Tapped a sycamore tree last week; that’s right, a sycamore. It ran about a gallon or so. Tested its sugar content & it was a whopping 0.5%; that means it takes about 171 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of sycamore syrup. Hopefully the sugar content will improve. John boiled down a gallon which made about 2 ounces; tastes like honey. We’ll see how it goes. 

 

May the forest be with you,

Ryan Trapani

Director of Forest Services

Catskill Forest Association