A tree being tapped for maple syrup

​Do you want to learn how to tap your trees for syrup? Take this class with Steve Childs,


(Canceled) Beginner Maple Program and Backyard Reverse Osmosis

  • Saturday, May 4, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We're sorry to announce that this event has been canceled. Please let us know if your interested in attending next year.

Do you want to learn how to tap your trees for syrup? Tapping maple trees and making maple syrup is one of the most time honored rural winter traditions, resulting in a delicious product.This program will cover a variety of areas relevant to anyone fairly new to maple production, either the small commercial producer or back yard hobbyist. Topics include: why make maple syrup, tree identification, tapping, sap collection, tap hole sanitation, boiling, finishing and storing maple syrup, regulations and other resources for maple producers. The first half of this program will focus on these basics of maple production. The second half of the program will focus on the use of smaller scale reverse osmosis units for syrup production. Reverse osmosis is a process to remove more of the water content of the sap before it is boiled down, thus reducing boiling time significantly! Start now to plan for next year’s sap season!

Date:Saturday, May 4th

Time:1 – 4 PM

Cost:$10.00 per person

Registration deadline: April 26

Please register online: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/MapleOsmosis2019_210 or call 518-622-9820 x100

Location: CCE Columbia and Greene Hudson Office, Extension Education Center

479 Route 66, Hudson, New York 12534

Presented by: Steve Childs, NYS Maple Specialist



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Extension Education Center
479 Route 66
Hudson, New York 12534