Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Making Maple Syrup in Your Back Yard

Making Maple Syrup in Your Back Yard

Have you always wanted to make syrup from the maple trees on your property? Here's your chance to learn how. “Making Maple Syrup in Your Back Yard” is the topic of the Monday, February 8, 2016, meeting of the Cumberland Woodland Owners Association.  Wilbur and Peggy Wolf will speak about the basics of making maple syrup on a small scale in your own backyard.  Information will include selection of trees, tapping, sap collection, equipment overview, and boiling as well as finishing and storing syrup.  The meeting will be at 7:00 PM, at the Franklin County Ag Heritage Building which is located at 185 Franklin Farm Lane in Chambersburg.  The meeting is open to the public.   You do not have to be a member of the association and there is no cost to attend.  The meeting is handicap accessible.  Directions are available at:

The Cumberland Woodland Owners Association is an organization of forestland owners and others interested in forestry issues in south central Pennsylvania.  For more information about the meeting or the Cumberland Woodland Owners Association, contact Fred Peabody at 717-776-3565 (email: or Mike Waldron, 717-677-7317 (email:

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