- Maple syrup is one of the oldest forms of agricultural trade on this continent.
- We are the furthest west state that produces an abundant amount of syrup.
- It takes about 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup because sap is about 98% water.
- Usually a maple tree is at least 30 years old and 12 inches in diameter before it is tapped.
- Tapping does no permanent damage and only 10 percent of the sap is collected each year. Many maple trees have been tapped for 150 or more years.
- Minnesota is one of 19 states in the U.S. where maple syrup is made.
- Maple syrup is made in the spring, when the temperatures gets below freezing at night and above freezing during the day.
- Each tap can yield 10-12 gallons of sap during a season.