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Tapping Elm for Syrup

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From: Kasey Ripley
City:
newton, KS
I noticed a couple of places Elm is mentioned as atapable tree. I know that Maples, walnut, birch, and elder make a decent syrup, but what about elm? I can't seem to imagine that thay have a good flavor.

 
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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
jhayek@illinois.edu
Any hardwood species can technically be tapped for syrup. However, that does not mean every species will produce a high quality syrup mean't for your pancakes and waffles. Everyone has different tastes, so feel free to experiment w/ different tree species -- variety is the spice of life!

 
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