Unusual temps make maple sap flow fast

A mixture of maple sap steam and wood smoke enveloped Jody Bronson at Great Mountain Forest’s sugar shack last week. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

NORFOLK — Jody Bronson was cooking away at Great Mountain Forest’s (GMF) maple syrup shack on the Norfolk side of the forest on Friday morning, Feb. 26.

He was working on 1,200 gallons of sap, all collected in the previous couple of days.

Bronson said that on Wednesday evening, Feb. 24, the temperature had been hovering around the freezing point and some wet snow was falling.

“We checked the tanks and the sap was just running,” he said.

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