Quote Originally Posted by TapTapTap View Post
My biggest take away is that the long term impact of tapping is more significant than we appreciate from looking at the outside of a tree. We need to think long term of 20 or more years of tapping. I'm on high vacuum so I've already been reducing the number of taps per tree to just one tap in trees smaller than 24 inches.

And, on my bigger trees with 2 taps I try to locate the tap holes at the maximum separation to achieve the greatest benefit, typically going below the lateral on one side. My thinking is that you shouldn't bother with the second tap if you're not maximizing the increase in sap volume.

Well put Ken.