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03-02-2018, 04:27 PM
The buds are getting awfully big here in Central Il.

03-05-2018, 05:51 PM
Here in Peoria I haven't seen any buds in my bush of sugar maples. But in my front yard my silver maples have large buds. What kind of maples are you seeing buds?

03-05-2018, 06:35 PM
Reds and silvers are the only ones swelling up right now. As long as you don't hit a string of 60 degree or more days they won't pop. We have a deep freeze coming that will probably kill some buds here. Two years ago the silver maple buds popped then we went into a deep freeze. It killed them all and extended the season for another 300gallons of sap.

03-05-2018, 06:55 PM
Same here. I have 1 silver in my yard with buds but none of my sugars are budding. Cold weather is going to give us another good run.

03-05-2018, 07:55 PM
silvers, but I have those tapped too :) It just seems early to me