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Thread: Red vs. Sugars on same lines?

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    Here in West Virginia the Reds will go buddy and ruin the syrup , I have one tree in my bush that always buds first so I keep and eye and pull my taps. I only have a few and am considering not even tapping them.The reds here are very stingy and the 3/16 will help make them run. Safety TIP ... watch out for the dead ash trees they are dead and limbs fall., I take my tractor bucket and place above me and a little pressure on the tree if I want it to go a certain way.

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    I guess I will stop segregating reds and sugars, and I will no longer remove the reds before the sap run is done. I sure hope you are all correct. I do have 2 or 3 silvers, I may just pull those taps when I see color on their buds.
    Fortunately, my bigger bush is all sugars.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, down to about 700 in '16, up to 1000 for 2019?
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    Assuming your sugar bush is randomly intermixed between the two, it would seem to be a tubing nightmare to have laterals criss-crossing one another and wasteful if one sub-area was over represented by one species versus the other, and trying to keep the number of trees on one lateral within guidelines.

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