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    Default A sad goodbye to our sugar maple

    Well, the winter and time has taken it's toll. The sugar maple that has been dying has been officially declared a hazzard. It will come down in the next week or 2. The huge silver maple near the drive that drops entire limbs during storms will be cut back to about 14'. Looks like the other 2 will need to go later. Roots have grown into water lines.
    Last edited by highlandcattle; 04-11-2021 at 04:00 PM.

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    So sorry, maybe you can find another tree or 3 someplace near to tap.
    Dave Klish about 400 taps, down from much more. Retired from collecting and boiling in 2021. Mostly because of a bad hip.
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
    website: www.cnymaple.com

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    That's a bummer. When we lived on the farm Consumers Power came out and said we are taking these trees down do you want the wood. I didn't have any say in the matter because it is there right of way use for powerlines. Big guy running over the little guy.
    2004 - 2012 2x3 flat pan 25 to 60 taps
    2012 2x3 new divided pan w/draw off 55 taps
    2018 - didn't boil surgery - bought new evaporator
    2019 new SML 2x4 raised flue high output evap. 65 taps
    made 17 gal syrup
    2020 - only put out 53 taps - made 16.25 gal syrup
    2021 - going for 50 bags and 50 on tubing

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