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Sugaring off on Allan Street

Local sappers tap six trees in the city. Whodunnit? Are these sugar maples? Check it out and let us know what you think.


Allan Street Sappyfest - PHOTO: LOUKAS CROWTHER

Who are the mysterious local sappers setting up a sugar shack in the city? We counted six taps in trees along Allan between Windsor and Harvard. Milk jugs were attached and sap was-a-flowing.

So who did this? We knocked on several doors and one nice lady who didn't want to be identified said off-handedly, "oh, that's the kids next door. I don't know if they know what kind of trees they are," she mock whispered to me, "but I don't mind either way."

If they start boiling it off next door, would you ask for some, I asked. "No!" she said emphatically, with a laugh.

Are there any amateur arborists out there? Are these trees sugar maples? We can't tell. More to come as we tap into this latest locavore caper.

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