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    U.S. mail has been slow for a while compared to...

    U.S. mail has been slow for a while compared to what we've all become accustomed to. NASS can't mail out the surveys until about the time the season ends. Add in the mail delay and things aren't...
  2. Yes...if you keep a really tight systems and it...

    Yes...if you keep a really tight systems and it is not overloaded a ladder can work on a guzzler. However the OP has 1,000 taps on a double-diaphragm Guzzler. These units are rated for 800...
  3. Agreed....results are typically less than...

    Agreed....results are typically less than satisfactory.
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    This is the most likely explanation. Live trees...

    This is the most likely explanation. Live trees do not grow up (meaning that a point on the stem of a tree will not move upward over time).

    Trees have apical meristems (growth zones) at the...
  5. Thread: Sap spy

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    Just circling back to this thread after the...

    Just circling back to this thread after the season. Our SapSpy units worked very well the entire season. We did have some power outages and lots of internet outages during the season, but the...
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    Not much has greened up since then....been too...

    Not much has greened up since then....been too cold and dry until quite recently. Red maple flowers at our place are still right where they were 3 weeks ago. Give it a few more weeks and then let...
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    Care to post a photo? If frost-damaged, they'd...

    Care to post a photo? If frost-damaged, they'd be brown or black (almost scorched looking). If they are red...that is normal for newly emerging leaves.
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    Some may note that a recent post was...

    Some may note that a recent post was deleted....that was done for a specific violation of the forum rules against bringing up politics.

    You might also note that the second post by the same...
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    The problem is that there is no shortage of great...

    The problem is that there is no shortage of great projects to do, more the limited number of researchers and a limited amount of money to do the work.
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    Ah....those old computer power supplies can come...

    Ah....those old computer power supplies can come in quite handy. Just pay attention to the warning sign that says "no user serviceable parts inside." Don't ask how I know that. :o
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    In general, polycarbonate spouts tend to "stick"...

    In general, polycarbonate spouts tend to "stick" in the tree better than nylon, resulting in a lower tendency to heave and need to be reseated in the taphole. This is likely due to less moisture...
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    Sure...in-line refractometers exist....but...

    Sure...in-line refractometers exist....but ghastly expensive. As Dave suggested, a good sap hydrometer would likely be better and far cheaper. In-line refractometers require frequent cleaning and...
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    Polycarbonate spouts "stick" in the tree better...

    Polycarbonate spouts "stick" in the tree better than nylon does, probably because they absorb less moisture from the taphole and air.
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    Definitely NOT a good thing for sap yield. Get...

    Definitely NOT a good thing for sap yield. Get her a lighter hammer for your anniversary. :lol:

    https://mapleresearch.org/pub/overdrive2020/
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    I don't recall what the name of it is. Was...

    I don't recall what the name of it is. Was suggested by the fuel distributor and they just add it as needed. It was to increase lubrication and to reduce possibility of gelling.
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    Not a lot. Some places got some frost damage,...

    Not a lot. Some places got some frost damage, most didn't get any.
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    As noted, not trying to irritate anyone, but I've...

    As noted, not trying to irritate anyone, but I've seen it many times. I'm NOT saying that as a criticism of anyone....it is quite possible that a particular site has some nutritional or...
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    Different fuels have different additives and...

    Different fuels have different additives and detergents added. When we switched to biodiesel (B20), we plugged up a couple of filters almost immediately from the algae growing in the moisture inside...
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    Buds, swelling buds, and recently emerged leaves...

    Buds, swelling buds, and recently emerged leaves are able to take a bit of cold (below freezing) weather. The temperature threshold for injury varies a lot with the stage of bud development and...
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    Moisture traps fail for a whole variety of...

    Moisture traps fail for a whole variety of reasons. Quite often it is related to installation issues. If not kept in a warm space they'll ice up and fail (in a variety of interesting ways). ...
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    Two things: 1. Much of the loss in yield, at...

    Two things:

    1. Much of the loss in yield, at least in Vermont and in some surrounding areas of the northeast, is due to low sap sugar content, which is most likely attributable to drought over the...
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    We use Kerosene in our evaporator -- our fuel...

    We use Kerosene in our evaporator -- our fuel line (a single line) is in the floor so we don't want to take the chance of fuel gelling (a double-line, feed/return is a far better way to go). ...
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    Dr. Abby van den Berg has done a good deal of...

    Dr. Abby van den Berg has done a good deal of work on birch syrup production. Some of that work can be found here.

    https://nsrcforest.org/researcher/abby-van-den-berg
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    Can't really see much in the photo. Is there...

    Can't really see much in the photo. Is there barbed wire going through that horizontal wound?

    Regardless, you are correct. Tree STEMS do not grow upward like grasses do. The grow in areas...
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    Never done it, but I believe there are two...

    Never done it, but I believe there are two methods of making hickory syrup. One is by tapping and boiling the sap collected. The second is by boiling hickory bark (making a hickory tea like...
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