WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Last week I got to experience “sap snow.” This is an unusual phenomenon where snow is falling above freezing (mid-30s), and maple sap is running fast into the buckets. As you might imagine, snow normally requires freezing or below temperatures, while sap demands freezing
WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Well, the maple sugaring season seems to be finally in full-swing. The short-term forecast shows some cold days coming up that might inhibit sap-flow, but this weekend also shows a day in the 60s! Although temperatures have been “warm” or conducive for sap-flow, trees
WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? The maple sugaring season is full-steam ahead right now. I better enjoy it while it lasts. Looking at the 10-day forecast in central Ulster County shows the day-time highs creeping into the upper 50s/lower 60s and evening lows above freezing. Freezing nights are a
WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Finally tapped into the 2021 maple sugaring season. The weather later this weekend into next week is beginning to warm up. Temperatures will be into the upper 30s/low 40s in central Ulster County while freezing at night, and that means sap should be flowing.