How To Tap Maple Trees and Make Syrup
January 19, 2012
Mark your calendars! Join us on Saturday, February 4th at 10 a.m. to learn how to tap maple trees and make syrup.
Did you know Missouri’s maple trees will yield sap if the weather cooperates? Although maple syrup is often associated with northeastern states, Missouri’s maple trees will yield sap when nighttime temperatures are below freezing and daytime highs are in the 40s. So, toss the maple flavored corn syrup from your cabinet, and come learn how to make the real deal right from the maple trees in your own backyard. We’ll learn the process of collecting sap, the steps to making homemade syrup, and how to keep trees healthy for years of production. This adult program is also appropriate for interested students of 4-H, homeschool studies, or scouts.
The Edgerton Branch has a maple tree on-site. Weather permitting, a hands-on demonstration is planned. Most of the class will be indoors. Dress for a short outdoor experience. You can register online or call 816-790-3569.
See you at the library!