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  1. Thread: Green Tubing

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    Green Tubing

    When interviewing a new member of are maple association, a question came up if I or anyone I know that has tubing had observed the same thing this new member had noticed? He said he has minimal...
  2. Thread: January thaw

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    Just for fun! Jeff Besos makes 2400 dollars a...

    Just for fun! Jeff Besos makes 2400 dollars a second, therefore every 5 seconds 12000 dollars, he should buy 12000 dollars worth of Microsoft stock every 5 seconds just think how rich he will be in...
  3. Thread: January thaw

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    Let me first say that I agree with Dr. Abby at...

    Let me first say that I agree with Dr. Abby at Proctor, it is not a good practice! I only bump taps if I go thru a heat and the taps stop or slow down to the point that I don’t get enough sap to fire...
  4. Thread: January thaw

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    Someone started the practice of bumping, I...

    Someone started the practice of bumping, I confess it is me, don’t have time to explain why. Many West Virginians bump taps, closest producer to me tapped mid Jan. Ran until last week of Feb. trees...
  5. Thread: Walnut Trees

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    Walnut Trees

    Just finished counting Walnut trees on one of my properties, Grand Total 610 tapable trees, because the price of Walnut lumber/verneer is off the charts some that I can't reach around will be cut!...
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    Thanks again for restarting the thread on the...

    Thanks again for restarting the thread on the Southern Maple Symposium! I will be extremely shocked if this one does not have twice as many producers attend. Morgantown is closely located to Somerset...
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    Cut or Don't Cut

    The Spotted Lantern Fly is three counties away, maybe one hundred air miles. It made it to America from Asia. Its food of choice is the Tree of Heaven also a invasive species. I have the trees on my...
  8. Thread: Gypsy moths

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    In West Virginia there have been years in the...

    In West Virginia there have been years in the past that the gypsy moths have been bad, many landowners had their forests sprayed, not maple producers, just folks trying to save the hardwoods for...
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    Pdiamond, There are some West Virginia producers...

    Pdiamond,
    There are some West Virginia producers that have many trees that close like you yard tree, they sometimes put a paint dot when pulling taps so they don’t get near the hole when drilling...
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    They just close at the opening, there will always...

    They just close at the opening, there will always be a hole in the tree forever! I have a section of a tree that the wind tipped out in 2000, by counting the growth rings I could see where the tree...
  11. Thread: Tees

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    Tees

    During are State Maple Assoc meeting this his past Saturday one of the discussion topics was clogged 3/16 tubing, one of the producers had one line that was extremely clogged. One of the factors was...
  12. West Virginia Producers and Association Members

    First State Wide Maple meeting since 2018 on May 22nd at Jackson's Mill, Covid 19 safety measures will be followed, Looking forward to seeing everyone, seems like forever
    Mark 220 Maple
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    Sugar Content

    Does a in line or tank sugar content checking device exists? If so how accurate? Hopefully selling sap next Spring that will be piped directly to a tank beside a large sugar operation, will be using...
  14. Here in WV our CDL rep will walk our woods;gives...

    Here in WV our CDL rep will walk our woods;gives us advice on the the best set up for maximum production, our rep does not charge for that service, but he is top notch and everyone usually buys CDL...
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    State by State Production 2021

    As always I try to follow each state on mapletrader, even though I shut down for the season on March the 10th, I was told by the CDL rep, that I was one of the few that had a good season in West...
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    I’m pretty sure I’ve met the person you are...

    I’m pretty sure I’ve met the person you are referring to with the farm near you. She came to maple boot camp at WVU several years back, plus she and a friend came to my open house on Maple Day maybe...
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    Here it is April the first! I heard thru a...

    Here it is April the first! I heard thru a reliable source a well known Dr. at Future Generations that the Seven Brothers made two barrels of Syrup on the 30th, some who have quit up north probably...
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    Exact same thing happened to me and my helper 3...

    Exact same thing happened to me and my helper 3 years ago bought a used 500 gallon an hour RO, the first time we used it we looked at each other and said we have killed ourselves for 19 years! Never...
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    I knew this thread was on here somewhere, didn’t...

    I knew this thread was on here somewhere, didn’t get a chance to add my info to busy making syrup when it showed up the first time! In my corner of WV my camp sets at 1100 feet and the highest tree...
  20. Thread: Hardy County

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    Jacob, Odd’s your getting over run; some of my...

    Jacob,
    Odd’s your getting over run; some of my taps have slowed way down others are not that old and seem to be wide open Sunday and Monday; amazing how a cold wind will slow them, should have run...
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    Had over 2000 gallons of sap again, boiled...

    Had over 2000 gallons of sap again, boiled Friday, most certainly will be boiling again Sunday, if we could hold off until Monday, we could have 3000 gallons. Sugar dropped back to 1.8
    Mark 220...
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    Half way between in West Virginia. 1/2 pints...

    Half way between in West Virginia. 1/2 pints 4:50, pints 8 , quarts 15 been that price for several years don’t see it going up any time soon,too much Syrup being produced! I have a friend that...
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    What of brand of 3/16 Leader or Dominion and Grimm

    What of brand of 3/16 Leader or Dominion and Grimm
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    Gathered all sap that had dribbled in over thee...

    Gathered all sap that had dribbled in over thee weekend, RO it and boiled again on March 1st, ran another 25 gallons off Evaporator
    Mark 220 �� has
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    Second big run this year, over 2300 gallons of...

    Second big run this year, over 2300 gallons of sap, producing 64 gallons off the Evaporator in 4 hours, will boil again today have another 2000 plus gallons of sap, sugar content is better than...
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