Field Trip!

Hi everyone!  As you know, we here at South Hill Forest Products produce maple syrup, and this past week we visited SweeTrees Maple Products in Berkshire, NY.  We wanted to see how a larger maple producer operates. Here on South Hill we have 100 tapped trees, at SweeTrees they have 10 times more trees tapped with fewer workers. Instead of hanging buckets on trees, they use a tubing system that connects the trees to a central pipe.  At the collection end, a pump coxes the sap downhill from the trees to their sugar shack to turn the sap into the maple syrup!

Dan, from SweeTrees, giving us a tour of their tapped trees and tube system.

Dan, from SweeTrees, giving us a tour of their tapped trees and tube system.