Tapping trees has an impact on the value of those trees’ logs for lumber.
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Since check valve adaptors and spouts reduce sap backflow, this research studied whether or not dropline replacement is as important to improving sap yield when using these taps.
Cornell University’s Maple Specialist, Steve Childs looks at a small-scale reverse osmosis unit and goes through the equipment piece by piece.
3/16″ tubing can provide some yield benefit by creating natural vacuum. That benefit will be directly related to the elevation drop of the lateral line.
Using smaller-diameter tubing can create a natural vacuum which can increase sap production. This article details some research into this method of sap collection, and offers tips on some practical applications.
Low utilization of available resources limits the U.S.’s maple syrup production.