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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Rhode Island

    Default Rent trees ?

    Finally purched a new home but had to leave my maples at old house ,I'm going to miss them . Anyone know how to rent or look for trees to be tapped near where I live ? Really going to miss making sryup ,I'm in Rhode island area . thanks

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2006
    New Hartford, N.Y.


    Do what I and probably a lot of producers on here did, and still do- drive around and when see some nice specimens, ask the owner. Or mention it to folks in your travels that your looking for tree's to tap. Good luck this season.
    2014 Upgrades!: 24x40 sugarhouse & 30"x10' Lapierre welded pans, wood fired w/ forced draft, homemade hood & preheater
    400 taps- half on gravity 5/16, half on gravity 3/16
    Airablo R.O. machine - in the house basement!
    Ford F-350 4x4 sap gatherer
    An assortment of barrels, cage tanks & bulk tanks- with one operational for cooling/holding concentrate
    And a few puzzled neighbors...


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Albion PA


    I rent 99% of my sugarbush from locals. Find the trees. Find the owners and pay for the lease! We pay a gallon of syrup per 100 taps unless they want cash, most dont. Works for us and the owners.
    Casbohm Maple and Honey
    640 ish roadside taps
    3x10 King, WRU & preheater, AOF [TRS] and AUF
    SIRO Filter Press.
    2015 Ford F250 PSD sap hauler
    One hives of bees
    One Golden named Maggie Cat named Lucy
    Too many Cub Cadets
    Ford Jubilee and several Allis WD's, and IH tractors


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Oneida NY


    I rent about 75% of my trees. Just find a stand and ask the landowner. Don't give up, many will say no but a few will say yes.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, down to about 700 in '16, up to 1000 for 2019?
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    added a gooseneck equipment trailer and F350 to tow it to haul more sap
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
    website: www.cnymaple.com

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