because it might not be around much anymore. Thanks, Climate Change.
In order for their sap to run, maple
trees need temperatures to fluctuate between warm days and freezing
nights. This year, Minnesota barely saw any runs like that. And then, a
couple weeks ago, buds appeared on the trees.
"Once that starts happening, the sap
production's over," Edelen explained. "It was a rough season. It just
got so warm so fast, and stayed warm ,that you got what you could get." - MN Public Radio
February and March are typically peak months for tapping trees and
collecting sap to be boiled down to make maple syrup. But the ideal
season usually has cool days and nights below freezing — the kind of
weather that’s been hard to come by lately. - Wicked Local
While we were all frolicking, naked, in our kiddie pools during last
week's crazy heat wave, the nation's maple farmers were shedding tears
of sweet sadness: This year's tropical temperatures are devastating maple production. For the love of all things breakfast: start stockpiling maple syrup. - Gawker
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