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Ron/PA    Posted 03-07-2003 at 05:12:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
IT'S TIME!!!!!! Got about 8 inches of snow yesterday. -2 this morning, and now the weather liars are calling for a week of 25 lows and 37 highs. As long as the tractor can get through the snow Tomorrow is tapping day. If I don't get a full 2 weeks of flow, I'm gonna have to use 2" taps and get it all in one day.

Les    Posted 03-07-2003 at 05:17:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't believe 37o will cause much sap to run.

Ron/PA    Posted 03-07-2003 at 06:40:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nor do I, but mixed in with that is a few 40+ days and I'm just afraid that if I don't soon tap I'll miss it. I'm usually done by now.
Just hoping that if I start now the taps won't heal before the flow starts.
Ron, who has to soon get out and do something or go crazy!

Salmoneye    Posted 03-07-2003 at 06:47:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Probably a good idea for you to go for it now...

I am waiting till Wednesday...don't ask me why...I just will do it and hope for the best...

The UVM Proctor Maple Research Center tapped a couple days ago...See the link below and then click on 'Tree-Met'...shows air temp, trunk temp, ground temp, and branch temp...Also shows the sap flow from 2 different trees throughout the season...Last year they had 60 litres of sap from those taps...that is about 1.5 times 'average'...

We'll see what this season brings...

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