Syrup Per Sapwood

February 13, 2018

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?
My sapwood pile has noticeably shrunk with all this maple sap boiling, which makes me wonder how much wood my little evaporator eats to spit out some maple syrup. Well, so far it’s roughly 1/2 cord to 5 gallons of syrup. “Sapwood” consists of hemlock, aspen, sassafras, & catalpa; species that burn hot & fast. 

 

 

May the forest be with you,

Ryan Trapani

Director of Forest Services

Catskill Forest Association