Maple season begins with spring. When nights are still cold, water from the soil is absorbed into the maple tree and during the day, warmer temperatures create pressure which pushes the water back down to the bottom of the tree. The now formed sap is available for syrup production.
Each maple harvest season, the trees are tapped in a slightly different area than the previous year. This preserves the health of the tree and enforces sustainable growth. Tapping does not affect the growth of maple trees.
Maple season typically occurs between early March and late April and lasts about 4 to 6 weeks with heaviest flow for 10 to 20 days. It takes about 40 Litres of sap to make just 1 Litre of maple syrup.