Maple Sugar Bush

6 March 2010 Maple Sugar Bush
A Maple Sugar Bush in Woodstock, Ontario. There are about 400 taps (taps are used instead of the number of trees). The sap flows from February to 15 of April in this area, depending upon the weather for about a six week period. Sap is collected in buckets, and some areas have plastic pipes utilizing gravity feed, and sometimes assisted with pumps. The reduction to syrup is about 40 to 1, and uses a modern boiler system, to which there was no access. The pictures depict various photographs of the area. The outside temperature was about 5 C, and it was cool in the bush so the sap was only dripping, instead of running freely.

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