Maples Latest {Blog} – tapping & sugaring

Vermont Maple Trees Under Attack

Photo by Greg Hume

If you live in Vermont, you may recognize this fuzzy little creature, known as the Forest Tent Caterpillar. This North American native insect is found throughout most of the United States and Canada, mostly in the eastern regions wherever hardwoods can be found, where they favor sugar maples, ash and red oak trees.

2015 Maple Sugaring: Season Wrap-up

Maple in flower

The season ended on drum number 129 for us. We made a little over 3 pounds of syrup per tap - far from record breaking, but average in historical terms for our farm.