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    Are basswood trees in the maple family? Can they be tapped?

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    Basswood are in the Tilia family.
    Maples are in the Acer family.
    Basswood cannot be tapped.
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    No, they are good for carving duck decoys and feeding the odd grouse but not much use other than that. Don't even burn that good either.
    2 1/2 X 8 D. & G. (new to me for 2012)
    400 taps - tried vacuum in 2011 and worked great
    lost small bush in 2011, but have found bigger one for 2012
    400 gal. Zero tank
    Kubota 3540 and Cub Cadet splitter
    Wild turkeys and deer to keep me company
    Grandkids used as taste testers!

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    I was told by a forester that they are very good for your sugarbush. The decomposing leaves add good stuff to the soil for maples.

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    Bass wood is very soft and light weight
    Homemade 46 by 26 wood boiler with two polished stainless pans
    Home made sugar shack with Caputo Rooftop
    15 gallon pre-heater tank with a circulating copper pipe stack heater.
    two 45 gallon storage tanks with transfer pumps
    150 taps (buckets)
    Arctic Cat Prowler
    Two big reds with bucket holders to collect the sap

    Good wife to assist me

    Getting sweeter one drop at a time.

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