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Maple Tree Diseases and Care

Learn how to recognize and treat common maple tree diseases. Growing maple trees can lead to the sweet reward of making your own maple syrup. Mapping your maple trees, tapping them for syrup and making homemade maple syrup are part of maple syruping. However, it’s also important to properly care for your maple trees. Maple trees can become susceptible to pests and diseases. Learn the warning signs of maple tree(…)

Maple Syrup Equipment Cleanup

When the maple syrup season is over, you will need to properly clean your maple syrup equipment. Tapping trees to make maple syrup is a great way to make a natural sweetener. There are different kinds of trees that can be tapped to make syrup. Birch and black walnut trees can be tapped for maple syrup, along with maple trees. We have taught you what you need to tap maple(…)

Prime Time for Maple Tree Tapping

Ever wonder where maple syrup comes from? Our very own Kristin Mickelson shares some tips about maple tree tapping with NBC 15 in Madison as maple syruping season gets underway in Wisconsin.

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(…)

Supplies for Maple Sugaring

Learn about maple sugaring, and how you can make your own maple syrup. We have complied the below list of items you will need for successful maple sugaring, so you don’t get stuck in the sap, literally or figuratively. The Maple Tree The most important supply for maple sugaring is your sap source. The tree should be mature, at least 12” in diameter and be free of disease or severe damage.(…)

How to Tap Maple Trees

Learn how to tap maple trees with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but sometimes we get busy as we rush through the beginning of our day. However, no one can say no to a breakfast of fluffy pancakes or french toast with real maple syrup. While most people just get their maple syrup from the grocery store you(…)

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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