Sapping trees is sweet – and worth the wait

By Ray Yurkowski The sweet sap of the sugar maple was known and valued by Aboriginal peoples of eastern North America long before the arrival of European settlers.¬†‘Sinzibuckwud,’ the Algonquin (a Native American tribe) word for maple syrup, means literally ‘drawn from wood.’¬†According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, Native Americans traded what they called sweetwater with … Continue reading Sapping trees is sweet – and worth the wait