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Free images - Maple Syrup Production - Page 5

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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.

 

 

 

stainless steel container maple syrup

Maple Container - 1

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stainless steel chimney of maple sugar shack

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Sap these days is cooked in an "Evaporator".  The one in the image below is heated by a wood fire.  As the sap cooks, it moves from one section of the evaporator to another.  As the sap boils, it becomes sweeter, thicker, darker and very sticky.

 

stainless steel maple syrup evaporator wood fire

Syrup Evaporator - 1

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stainless steel evaporator used to cook maple sap into syrup

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divided sections of stainless steel maple syrup evaporator

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stainless steel hood directing steam from maple sugar stack evaporator

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Raw Sap - 3% Sugar

Half Cooked Sap - 35% Sugar

 

Finished Cooked Sap - 66% Sugar

 

 

paper cup filled with maple syrup

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maple syrup on snow candy

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Cooked maple syrup is often poured directly onto snow to cool and then twirled onto wooden sticks to make a sweet maple syrup taffy treat.

 

mapley syrup taffy candy poured onto snow

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healed tap marks from maple tree cut cross section

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old healed maple tree taps in tree cross section

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cross section of maple tree showing healed sap taps

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cross section cut cookie of maple tree showing healed tap drill holes

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Our Natural World
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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Kevin Chorowiec OCT, BAS, BEd

 

 

 

 

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