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    I've heard that trees should be 40 years old before they're old enough to be tapped. I have two sugar maples in my yard that we planted about 25 years ago. They are 12 and 14" inches in diameter. Should I be tapping them or will I harm them if they're too young? I tapped them last year before I heard they should be 40 yo.

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    40 years is the rule of thumb for when a maple becomes big enough to tap in a woodlot. If your trees are 12" and 14" go ahead and tap them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ennismaple View Post
    40 years is the rule of thumb for when a maple becomes big enough to tap in a woodlot. If your trees are 12" and 14" go ahead and tap them!
    . Thanks ennismaple! It would be a crime if I killed my beautiful front yard sugar maples ... I feel better now!

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