Category Archives: Maple Syrup

Read about the maple syrup season at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum!

Season Extended

By Richard DeVries The return of the colder weather is a sensitive subject. Therefore I won’t tell you that I am rather excited about it. The Maple syrup season can end in two ways and they both involve warm weather. … Continue reading

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And Then There Was Sap

And then the great sap run of 2014 started. For us it was last Wednesday and I hear other sugar bushes around the metro had similar experiences. We had a little bit of sap coming in the past weeks but … Continue reading

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First Syrup

By Richard DeVries Wednesday was a good day. The sap was running nicely on the south side of the hill. The sun had warmed up the trees enough by mid morning for the sap to start dripping. We had a … Continue reading

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Maple Events

By Richard DeVries It is always tricky to pick a date for an event when you have to rely on the weather. We had our Pancake Brunch and Sugarbush tours last Saturday, March 22. Despite the cold we had close … Continue reading

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Excitement in the Sugar Bush

By Richard DeVries People seem excited to see me in the Sugarbush and to read my blog postings about the Maple season. This year I realize that maybe it is not my personality and intriguing Maple stories, but it might … Continue reading

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Moving On

By Richard DeVries The snow in April saved our Maple Syrup season. It brought some extra moisture and slowed down the spring warm-up. We ended up with 111 gallons of Arboretum made Pure Maple Syrup. It is the second best … Continue reading

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End of the Late Syrup Season

This is the first season, in our thirty years of record keeping, that we did not cook any syrup in March. This is also the first season that we are cooking syrup past April 22. It is a late season. … Continue reading

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