Maple syrup production ramps up in the Pine Barrens of NJ

stiltzkin

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Feb 8, 2022
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I saw the sap vacuum setup they have installed at Batsto the other day, it's really neat. Never seen something like this before. The whole thing is powered off a deep cycle marine battery. Stockton should definitely post some more information about how it was built and the overall project it's part of; there are really only some signs describing how maple syrup is made.

I'd love to buy some South Jersey maple syrup someday.

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stiltzkin

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Feb 8, 2022
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For what it's worth, the little sign attached to the tree in my photo says "Sugar Maple - Acer Saccharum - Native to eastern North America"
 

amf

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May 20, 2006
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We made sap from red and silver maple when I was a kid. Most every tree you can make syrup from takes far more sap than a sugar maple. There had been one semi-commercial sugarbush up near the Water Gap, but the season in NJ starts far too early and ends too soon to make it more than a hobby.
 
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