This is a basic guide to identifying three maple species during the growing and dormant seasons. We look at key identifying characteristics such as branching patterns, leaf shapes and bark patterns. Additionally, we include identifying characteristics of two other trees that could cause confusion in the sugar bush.
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Cornell University’s Maple Specialist, Steve Childs, offers this video series for beginning sugarmakers.
Tips on tree identification, tapping, sap collection, boiling, and more.
An illustrated guide to small-scale syrup production.
A description of all the maple species native to North America.
A basic guide to sugarmaking.
A basic guide to tapping trees, collecting sap, and boiling for beginners.