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    Savage3006, I believe you have a bigtooth Maple. We sold a few in the garden center, but it's been a while since I saw one.

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    I don't think so, on big tooth maple major lobes come to a sharp point in my tree ID book.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, down to about 700 in '16, up to 1000 for 2019?
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    Ok Dave, I was going from memory, but the shape looked right.....it's been a few years since I saw one. Leaves can vary a lot, if we could see the tree we'd know pretty quick.

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    The basic shape is similar.
    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
    http://s1041.photobucket.com/albums/...anssugarhouse/
    website: www.cnymaple.com

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    Sorry for never getting back to you all. I determined that they are Italian maple trees and I never got around to checking your responses. Thank you to all who took the time to help me out.

    I have settled on tapping silver maples for my first year. Itís a small operation, Iím just hoping to get a gallon for home. Iíll try again to find sugar maples that I can tap this summer.

    Did any of you tap yet? These few nice days have me itching to go, but I see another cold snap coming, so I think Iíll wait for the next warm up.

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    Definitely does not look like Italian maple. Try looking up field maple. Not sure it they're actually a maple though, if memory serves me right I think field maple is in the soapberry family.
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    It looks something like a tree i saw in San Diego last week. I was thinking no way was it really a maple even if the leaves looked similar. Also, I didn't see any lines or sugar houses so it couldn't been tapable.
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    2019 - Burned through alot more money: heated kitchen, 2x2,000 and 375 gal ss sap tanks, CDL1200 RO, Bauch Vac Pump, More taps, etc., etc., etc.
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    I believe youíre probably right. The seeds are rather distinct and that is enough to convince me. Either way, itís not a tree Iíll be tapping.

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