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    Default Average start date?

    I was just wondering what the average start date is in Rhode Island. Last year I tapped around the 10th of February and did pretty good, but o was looking at the forecast over the next couple of weeks. Just wondering what everyone is thinking.

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    It somewhat depends on what you're using. Buckets will want to wait until the weather is optimal. Tubing will run longer so you can tap earlier. The rule of thumb I used with buckets was start looking at the 5 day forecast around presidents day. If you see warm days and cool nights for the next week or so put in the taps.
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