Planting a Sugar Maple

It will take quite a few years but the hope is that one day I can tap my own maple syrup, am also looking forward to seeing the colours during Autumn – see below.

https://www.fast-growing-trees.com/products/sugar-maple-tree

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  1. Planting trees, as well as asparagus, is a sign of optimism. (That you’ll be around long enough to see them reach maturity). We’ll done.

  2. Good luck from Northern Vermont…maple syrup heaven!

    • Am growing my own little Northern Vermont.

      • Hi Sean, it always shows that someone is hopeful when they plant a tree. It’s good to see that sort of optimism from you when things haven’t been so easy over the years. While I’m not denying that you’ll be able to grow a maple tree, I think it’s the freezing temps that enables people to tap trees for maple sap. Here in Ontario, Canada, we tap our trees in March and throughout March and April we’ll get sap from trees everytime the temp drops below 0 at night and goes above 0 during the day. That fluctuation is what causes the sap to go from the roots to the buds back and forth for weeks on end. It’s when the sap is reroute to the buds is when sap will drip out of the taps. And while many people gripe about how winter seems to be lingering, syrup producers need that fluctuation for a good harvest. I know you in London get the odd freeze, but I’m not sure you’d get quite enough to get any recordable amount of sap. Best of luck growing the tree. Sugar maples are beautiful all year round. We Canadians love our maple trees. Thanks for all your efforts on youtube. You’ve inspired me countless times with my gardening.

        • Thanks for that. I haven’t read that far into the process, not sure how long it would take to get thick enough to do it. What I’m hoping is that I get to see the vivid autumn red colours.

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