Usually a maple tree is at least 30 years old and 12 inches in diameter before it is tapped. As the tree increases in diameter, more taps can be added - up to a maximum of four taps. Tapping does no permanent damage and only 10 percent of the sap is collected each year. Many maple trees have been tapped for 150 or more years.
While we wait for the summer sun to arrive here's a recipe for some Maple Corn & Butternut Squash Soup.
Be sure to stop by the Farm Store to pick up your maple products... before they are all gone!