Sunday, March 15, 2015

Warm Weather is a Disaster for Maple Syrup Season

Posted by Kirk Mona
There's no denying this unseasonably warm weather feels great but not all is sunshine and gumdrops. The rapid switch to all warm all the time means it is not dipping below freezing at night. This spells disaster for the maple sap run.

Maple trees will not run if the temperature does not dip below freezing at night. Last year at work we collected 700 gallons of sap by the end of the season. Right now we have maybe 30 and unless it rest cold again fast the season may be over. WCCO news came out the the nature center to do a report about the poor season. Their embedded player doesn't actually work so I'm afraid I have to go old school and offer you this link to their site.

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/video/11227151-spring-like-temps-cutting-maple-syrup-season-short/

0 comments: