Why buy at the grocery store what you could get straight from your backyard? Syrup is a kitchen staple, particularly for breakfast, and pancakes just wouldn't be the same without them. You might think maples are the only type of trees that can provide you with syrup, but that's not true! You could have other trees on your property with syrup that's possibly even sweeter than a maple's.
Syrup tapping is a trial and error process. Navigating around the snow and ice of winter can make it even more difficult. However, if you plan ahead and distinctly mark the correct trees, you could have an endless supply of syrup without ever having to purchase a maple tree or step foot in the grocery store.
Keep reading to find out how to tell which non-maples can be used for syrup tapping!