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Canadian spring: tapping maple trees

At the time of spring thaws, maple sugar producers traditionally bore holes in maple trees, inserted a tap, and hung a bucket to tap the sap, which would then be boiled down to produce syrup or sugar. Now many producers use plastic tubing instead of pails to collect the sap. This operation, however, uses the traditional method, but with plastic buckets instead of the older wooden or metal ones.

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  • Uploaded on March 30, 2013
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    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. XZ-1
    • Taken on 2013/03/30 17:20:40
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1250)
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash