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Listen: In Canton, tapping trees for syrup

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The immediate forecast isn't ideal for making maple syrup, but it's coming: that combination of cold nights, warm days and sunshine. Chickadees get busy, and the sap rises.

Whether your operation includes a bulk holding tank and miles of plastic tubing, or just a few buckets hanging off the trees in the backyard, it all starts the same way, with a strategically placed hole in a sugar maple.

Today's Heard Up North was first broadcast in March 2010.

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Martha Foley
News and Public Affairs Director

...and the sap is already running. Photos: Martha Foley

...and the sap is already running. Photos: Martha Foley

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