Sugarmaker Steve Berger of Wallingford, Vt. taps a tree on Friday, Feb. 15. Berger was just getting to his 5,500 taps this week. Not much syrup has been made in Vermont so far this season.
The Federation of Quebec Maple Producers strategic warehouse in Laurierville, Que. Simon Trepanier, executive director of the organization says that the warehouse has almost the same amount of syrup now as it did before the 2018 season started.
Sugarmaker Matt Patch and son, Cody Patch of Lebanon, N.H. enjoy the first draw of the 2019 season on Feb. 7. Patch had 15,000 taps out and collected 12,000 gallons of 1.1 percent sap during the three day run.
Sugarmaker Tucker Kendrick of North Hadley Sugar Shack in Hadley, Mass. taps trees on bare ground on Jan. 11, 2019. Scientists say that declining snowpack trends over the years is resulting in a 40 percent decline in tree growth.