Trees used for Birch Sap Syrup Collection

2015 Harvest

2015 was the earliest, longest, and slowest harvest on record for us. After a record warm March, we started collecting sap on April 4th. We finished May 5th after 28 harvest days and a few days shut down due to freezing temperatures. We struggled a bit with our vacuum and gravity lines this year, as…

Foliage of Birch Trees in a Birch Sap Syrup Forest

2014 Harvest

A bit of time has gone by … while our 2013 harvest was late (starting May 3rd) with a long, cold spring, our 2014 harvest started right smack on the average start date of April 21st.  It ended abruptly on May 7th, a short 16 days later. This year’s harvest ended about the time our…

Birch Forest where Birch Sap Syrup is collected

2013 Harvest

3/31/13 Another season in the woods near Talkeetna is starting! Dylan, India, and Josh arrived early to help install tubing to another 1500 trees. It’s a challenge – a combination of physics, design, art, intuition … they would probably come up with a couple of other descriptions! The rest of the crew arrives this week,…