Maple Tapping a Success

Groundwork Somerville staff would like to send out a big “Thank You!” to all who came out to help tap the Sugar Maple Trees on the Tufts Campus.  On Sunday, over 40 participants of all ages pulled on their boots and snowpants and waded through the snow from tree to tree.  We measured the circumfrence of the trunks, drilled holes, happered in spiles with hooks, and hung two buckets from each tree – 18 in total!  The trees, loving the warm temperatures and sunny day, rewarded us with immediate sap to taste and hear as it dropped into the hanging metal buckets.  Thanks to the participants who emailed us their photos (including one of the “youngest tapper”), check them out!: