Maple

Maple
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Today Canada and New England are world renown for this ‘wonder from the woods’.

The northeastern part on North America was once tree covered with a forest type known as the Carolinian Forest. This was a mix of various hardwoods and softwoods. Dominating the forest was the mighty sugar maple. In the early spring as the frost is coming out of the ground the sap begins to ‘run’. This means the sap starts flowing to the upper reaches of the tree. The maple sap runs about 1 inch below the surface of the tree bark and provides the nutrients for the foliage and new growth of the tree. Native people discovered that this sap is quite sweet and if one boiled off the water you were left with this fantastic tasting and very sweet syrup. The natives even showed the early settlers how to make maple syrup, which was a great dietary assistance in the early days. Today Canada and New England are world renown for this ‘wonder from the woods’.