Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Now’s the time to tap maple trees for sugar syrup, and you can learn how at a free, virtual Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) workshop.
Trees can be tapped for sap in the late winter, and with a bit of boiling, can be turned into maple syrup. Learn how to make your own syrup at MDC’s Sap to Syrup Workshop from 10 – 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 10.
When temperatures rise above freezing and then drop below freezing, pressure is created in the trees that prompts water and nutrients to flow in a tree’s sapwoods. Sugar maple sap has about three-percent sugar content, which is higher than other trees. According to MDC, that’s why they’re most often tapped. Other trees such as walnuts also have sap and can be tapped.
The workshop is free, but registration is required at MDC.