Welcome to Tap My Trees!

Tap My Trees is the #1 supplier of maple sugaring supplies for the hobbyist.  We are the leading site for home based maple sugaring, the process of sap collection and making maple syrup. The goal of Tap My Trees is to promote tapping maple trees by families at home and educators (homeschooling and school based). Collecting maple sap is a green, environmentally sustainable process that can be enjoyed by anyone with a healthy, mature maple tree. This site provides you with step-by-step instructions on how to tap your maple trees and turn that sap into maple syrup. 

The process of tapping maple trees, collecting the sap, and making maple syrup (one of the many uses of maple sap) is actually quite simple. It does, however, take some time and a willingness to get outdoors and experience this miracle of nature (literally tapping into Mother Nature).

Below is a summary of the process. Click on a section for more information.

 


Preparation:

  • Identify your maple trees
  • Obtain the equipment needed to tap trees

Tapping Trees:

  • When to tap maple trees
  • Select maple trees to tap
  • Clean equipment
  • Gather equipment
  • Tap the tree
  • Hang the bucket and attach lid

Collect Sap and Make Syrup:

  • Transfer sap from buckets to storage containers
  • Storing your sap
  • Process sap into maple syrup and other uses
  • When to stop collecting saps

Cleanup:

  • Remove spiles (taps), buckets, and lids from trees
  • Clean equipment
  • Store equipment for next year

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