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Most of the images below were photographed at Bruce's Mill Conservation Area in Stouffville, Ontario.  
I thank the Toronto and Region Conservation for permitting me to post these images.   You can learn more about Maple Syrup Production or about visiting Bruce's Mill  by visiting Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival.

 

 

Did you know that real maple syrup comes from a tree?  and that the making of maple syrup is also known as "sugaring"?

The First Nations people of North America were the first to discover "sinsibuckwud" which in Algonquin means "drawn from wood".  Sap was recognized as both a source of food and a medicine.

According to Agriculture and Agri-Food, Canada, maple sugar was the first kind of sugar produced in eastern North America and remained the standard sweetener until 1875 when cane sugar became available.

 

crispy waffle strawberries with maple syrup

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stack of pancakes with bananas and maple syrup

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metal bucket maple tree collecting sap

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"Sugaring off", or the making of Maple Syrup, involves collecting many litres of Maple sap and boiling away the excess water so that only a sugary syrup remains.

 

metal sap collecting bucket hanging on maple tree

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maple sap dripping into metal bucket

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The Maple sap that comes directly from the tree is a thin, barely sweet, colourless liquid that looks like water.  It contains about 97% water, plus minerals, organic acids and maple taste precursors.  The Maple flavour comes only through the boiling process.

 

spout of spile tap collecting maple sap

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maple sap dripping into metal bucket

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Although the Maple season lasts from about 4 to 6 weeks, the flow of sap is  heaviest for 10 to 20 days.  Sap flowing in a high volume is called a "run".  

Did you know....

that Maple sap normally does not flow during the night?

 

metal bucket collecting sap from old large maple tree

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Sugar Maples reach a "tappable" size when their trunks reach about 20 cm in diameter at 1.3 meters above the ground level.  This happens when a tree is about 40 years old!

 

old maple tree with metal bucket collecting sap in spring

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frozen maple tree sap in metal bucket

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The First Nations people increased the sugar content of the sap by removing the frozen water layer after the nightly freezing of the sap.

 

types of sap collecting buckets mokuk wood metal

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Aboriginal peoples made incisions into Maple trees with their tomahawks and used reeds as taps and birch bark containers called "Mokuks" to collect the sap.  The Mokuks were often cut from one piece of bark, the sides bent inwards and sewn together.  Seams were coated with sap or gum from evergreen trees and ash from fire pits to make them waterproof.

 

metal maple tree tap

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MAPLE SYRUP
PRODUCTION
"Sugaring"

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This presentation will teach students about the process of making maple syrup. Students will learn that maple syrup is made from the sap of a Maple tree and that the process is known as “sugaring”.

The history of syrup making is introduced. It was the First Nations people of North America who discovered “sinsibuckwud” which in Algonquin means “drawn from wood” and who used syrup as a food source and as a medicine. Maple sugar was the first kind of sugar produced in North America and remained the standard sweetener until 1875 when cane sugar became available.

Statistics about syrup production will show that Canada produces about 85% or the world’s maple syrup and that the Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) contains the highest concentration of sugar and produces a syrup with the best flavour.

Students will review Photosynthesis and the process by which trees accumulate starch. Included is information about the sugaring off season and how rising daytime temperatures cause pressure within the maple trees resulting in a flow of sap within the tree.

Slides show how large maple trees must be before they can be “tapped”, how holes are drilled in trees, how many taps may be drilled into each tree, and how quickly a tree heals the tap holes. Students will view a slice of a tree trunk, known as a “cookie” to see healed tap holes.

Photographs show both metal and plastic taps/spikes as well as the use of metal buckets and plastic vacuum tubing currently in use to capture sap flow.

Students will view exhibits from the Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area Sugar Bush demonstrating new and old methods of sap collection and production. Old pots in which to evaporate sap water can be viewed as well as a modern “sugar shack” with stainless steel evaporators.

The presentation ends with some fun facts about sugaring. Did you know that sap does not flow during the night and that it takes 40 buckets of sap to make 1 bucket of syrup?

New terms: sugaring, photosynthesis, starch, sap, taps, spiles, sugar bush, sugar shack, hog head, evaporator, run.

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Tiiu Roiser BAA, BEd 
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