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My one rule with tapping trees is anything but sugar maple. With that in mind, we tapped:
- bitternut hickory
- white ash
- white birch
- yellow birch
- striped maple
- big-toothed aspen
So for our programs this year, that brings our total up to 17 different species! A couple weeks ago we tapped 13 species with the Earth Skills Seminar. For the other species see my posting on the Wild Burlington blog.
After tapping trees, we went to a white pine that had been cut down over the summer to get a great look at the difference between heartwood (darker color above, dead part of tree where waste products are stored) and the sapwood (lighter part oozing sap, living part of xylem).