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Tag: Maple Trees for Making Syrup

Maple Tree Identification & Mapping

Use our maple tree identification tips to map your maple trees for tapping. Tree mapping and maple tree identification are the first steps to take when you start maple syruping. It’s easiest to identify and map your trees in the summer or fall, when the leaves are in full bloom. By mapping your maple trees, you’ll know which trees you can tap in the winter, and what species of maple(…)

How to Test Maple Syrup Density

Learn about the grading system of maple syrup and maple syrup density. You can enjoy perfect maple syrup all year round by tapping your trees and making your own syrup. Depending on when you collect sap, the maple syrup’s color and taste will vary. Learn about maple syrup grades and maple syrup density with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Grading System The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a maple syrup(…)

What Kinds of Maple Trees Can Be Tapped?

Look at the maple trees in your backyard. Have you ever asked yourself, “I wonder if I could use these to make maple syrup?” Good news, you probably can! To get started you will need at least one mature maple which is 12 inches in diameter or more. Make sure it’s a healthy tree free of disease or damage. Maple trees with a 12 to 20 inch diameter cannot be(…)


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