Maple Sugaring for the Small Woodlot Owner - Morrill
Start Date/Time:
Thursday, February 22, 2018 2:00 PM
End Date/Time:
Thursday, February 22, 2018 4:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Importance:
Normal Priority
Category:
Educational
Location:
261 Weymouth Road, Morrill
Description:

Location: Simmons & Daughters Sugar House, 261 Weymouth Road, Morrill

The sugar house & farm are approximately 2.0 miles west of the center of Morrill village, on the north side of the Weymouth Road. http://www.simmonsanddaughterssugarhouse.com/

Whether you want to tap two trees, or twenty, this demonstration and tour will help get you started. University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Kathy Hopkins is the state expert on maple syrup, and will give a hands-on presentation of the basics of identifying trees, tapping trees and making syrup, what equipment you need. Kathy will have equipment on display and we’ll have a look at the sugar house (pre-season, in all likelihood). We’ll also take a short walk into the sugar bush to look at both sugar and red maple (hint: you can tap both for maple syrup!). This presentation is geared toward beginners in maple sugaring, especially woodland owners, homeowners and other non-commercial producers, but everyone is welcome. 

This workshop, co-sponsored by theWaldo County Soil and Water Conservation District and Maine Forest Service, is one in a series of short field tours to highlight forest stewardship and conservation in Waldo County. These events are open to landowners, foresters, loggers, and others interested in the stewardship of small woodlands.  Being outdoors and walking in the woods a will occur rain, snow, or shine, so please dress for field conditions. Parking is often limited so please consider carpooling if you can. 

For more information contact Aleta McKeague, Technical Director of Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District at 218-5311 or Morten Moesswilde, Midcoast District Forester with the Maine Forest Service, at 207.441.2895.


 

 
Owned by Jeanne On Thursday, January 18, 2018

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