March 12, 2019 06:53 PM
Warmer temperatures are helping kick off the maple syrup season around the Twin Cities.
This spring the large amount of snow still on the ground could help sweeten the season. The snow could act as insulation around the bucket, giving more time to harvest the sap before it spoils.
Alan Maloney teaches a maple syrup class to kids at Carpenter Nature Center in Hastings.
"It's the freeze, thaw process that triggers the tree to release the sap," Maloney said. "Last year was a good year."
On average it takes 40 gallons of sap to create one gallon of maple syrup.
Updated: March 12, 2019 06:53 PM
Created: March 12, 2019 04:37 PM
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