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  • Roger’s sugar bush covers 18 acres
  • Roger averages 1500 taps per year
  • Roger makes an average of 1200 litres of syrup per year
  • Roger has approx. 40,000 to 45,000 feet of tubing in his bush  
    (that’s about 15 km!)
  • Roger cuts his own wood for his wood-fired evaporator:
    somewhere between 40-50 cords per season.
  • Roger's canner was his mother's from his parents sugar shack in Quebec.
  • Roger’s wife makes the soft maple candy by hand.
  • Roger knows at least 1 famous person.
  • Roger has 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grand-child, 
  • It takes approx. 40 litres of maple sap to make 1 litre of syrup
  • Maple syrup is made from Xylem sap, which flows from the roots to the leaves. Sap pressure builds within the tree during the spring, a small hole drilled into the outer shell of the tree will generate what we need without injuring the Maple Tree. We leave the Phloem sap deep within the tree to help it grow.
  • A new tap is required every year to prevent damage to the maple trees, they have to be evenly spaced from last years hole too. Some producers tap clockwise, and others counter-clockwise.