Warm weather affecting maple sugar season

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SHELBURNE , Mass (WWLP) — It’s the start of maple sugar season but a lot of sugar house’s are having a tough time tapping their trees.

Gould’s Sugar House in Shelburne Falls explains how the weather is affecting production.

Although most of us are hoping for some warm weather to come our way the maple sugar business is one industry that’s hoping for the opposite.

At Gould’s Sugar House, employees have been working around the clock to get sap from the trees.

Although they started to tap their trees on March 1st, sap has only been running for the past 5 days.

Workers say they need cold temperatures in order to remove the sap from the tree.

And a fun fact I learned here this morning is it actually takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup.

 

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