Tapping the Sap
NEW CARLISLE, Ind. -- As the maple trees get ready for spring, sap is just about ready to be collected!
Today Bendix Woods is asking volunteers to come out and help the experienced sugar-makers tap trees, put in sap tubes, and collect sap.
Amidst the deemed "Sugar Bush" or the area where the maple trees grow volunteers will be gathering to secure the equipment to tap the trees and collect sap.
Volunteers are a huge reason Bendix Woods is able to continue making the fresh maple syrup Michiana has come to know and love.
It takes 40 gallons of sap to make just one gallon of syrup--so Bendix Woods is looking for all the help they can get!
The tree tapping begins promptly at 10 a.m. at Bendix Woods.
Park officials advise using the entrance off of Timothy Road near New Carlisle.
Officials also recommend arriving early to get situated with the equipment.