Learning the Art of Maple Sugaring
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Curious about identifying maple trees ?
Have you ever wondered how to identify maple trees that can be used to make maple syrup? Sugaring season typically begins around the end of February, depending on temperatures, when the snow starts melting and sap starts running. But autumn months, when trees still have their leaves, is a great time to acquaint yourself with the distinguishing characteristics of the three main maple species in Wisconsin. To learn more about maple species identification, check out this article and video by Darrin Kimbler, UW-Madison Extension Educator. And to read about the new Wisconsin Extension maple syrup program—specifically designed to support maple syrup production and forest health throughout the state—see this article by Jenna Mertz,This article was posted in Uncategorized.