Syrup Per SapwoodFebruary 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,
Director of Forest Services
Catskill Forest Association