Maple Syrup Tapping Signals Start of Spring

It’s a Saturday afternoon in mid-March, and the maple tree sap in the Kortright sugarbush should be flowing. But a cold snap has frozen the faintly sweetened water into ice in the roots of the trees. “Some farmers were collecting sap back in January,” says Jaime Sidler, a teacher at the Kortright Conservation Centre, a … Continue reading Maple Syrup Tapping Signals Start of Spring