Maple Sap Collecting at Mt. Archer Woods – Talk and Walk

Date: Sat January 30, 2016
Time: 1:30 pm
Place: Meet at Mt Archer Woods parking lot on Mt Archer Road
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
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Walk in the woods5terkkersJoin us on a historical and modern-day tour of maple sap collection in Mt. Archer Woods.  Bill & Liz Farrell of Fat Stone Farm, Lyme will lead us on a guided walk to see some of the oldest trees in Mt. Archer, the sugar maples lining the abandoned road, and discuss why and how they are using these and some of the younger offspring to make maple syrup.

Learn how Fat Stone Farm has applied modern sap collection technology to reduce both the energy intensity and environmental impact of harvesting sap from maple trees.  Mt. Archer Woods is one of only a small number of properties world-wide where this new state-of-the-art yet extremely simple equipment has been installed.

Beyond discussing harvesting technology, tree physiology and ecology, the walk will touch on broader questions about agriculture in Lyme.

Registration is appreciated: openspace@townlyme.org

The walk is moderately easy, family friendly and will take about 2 hours.

Rain date: Sunday, January 31 at 1:30 pm

Directions: Rt. 156 north to Mt. Archer Road. Left onto Mt Archer Road. Go one mile on Mt Archer Road (bear left up the big hill). The parking lot is down a long driveway on the left, the 4th long driveway after you start up the hill. Look for the stone post marker that has “Mt Archer Woods Town of Lyme” written on it. It faces the road, so you can’t read it until you are on top of it. (If you get to 100 Mt. Archer Road, you have gone too far).

 

Walk in the woods5terkkersJoin us on a historical and modern-day tour of maple sap collection in Mt. Archer Woods.  Bill & Liz Farrell of Fat Stone Farm, Lyme will lead us on a guided walk to see some of the oldest trees in Mt. Archer, the sugar maples lining the abandoned road, and discuss why and how they are using these and some of the younger offspring to make maple syrup.

Learn how Fat Stone Farm has applied modern sap collection technology to reduce both the energy intensity and environmental impact of harvesting sap from maple trees.  Mt. Archer Woods is one of only a small number of properties world-wide where this new state-of-the-art yet extremely simple equipment has been installed.

Beyond discussing harvesting technology, tree physiology and ecology, the walk will touch on broader questions about agriculture in Lyme.

Registration is appreciated: openspace@townlyme.org

The walk is moderately easy, family friendly and will take about 2 hours.

Rain date: Sunday, January 31 at 1:30 pm

Directions: Rt. 156 north to Mt. Archer Road. Left onto Mt Archer Road. Go one mile on Mt Archer Road (bear left up the big hill). The parking lot is down a long driveway on the left, the 4th long driveway after you start up the hill. Look for the stone post marker that has “Mt Archer Woods Town of Lyme” written on it. It faces the road, so you can’t read it until you are on top of it. (If you get to 100 Mt. Archer Road, you have gone too far).

 


Walk in the woods5terkkersJoin us on a historical and modern-day tour of maple sap collection in Mt. Archer Woods.  Bill & Liz Farrell of Fat Stone Farm, Lyme will lead us on a guided walk to see some of the oldest trees in Mt. Archer, the sugar maples lining the abandoned road, and discuss why and how they are using these and some of the younger offspring to make maple syrup.

Learn how Fat Stone Farm has applied modern sap collection technology to reduce both the energy intensity and environmental impact of harvesting sap from maple trees.  Mt. Archer Woods is one of only a small number of properties world-wide where this new state-of-the-art yet extremely simple equipment has been installed.

Beyond discussing harvesting technology, tree physiology and ecology, the walk will touch on broader questions about agriculture in Lyme.

Registration is appreciated: openspace@townlyme.org

The walk is moderately easy, family friendly and will take about 2 hours.

Rain date: Sunday, January 31 at 1:30 pm

Directions: Rt. 156 north to Mt. Archer Road. Left onto Mt Archer Road. Go one mile on Mt Archer Road (bear left up the big hill). The parking lot is down a long driveway on the left, the 4th long driveway after you start up the hill. Look for the stone post marker that has “Mt Archer Woods Town of Lyme” written on it. It faces the road, so you can’t read it until you are on top of it. (If you get to 100 Mt. Archer Road, you have gone too far).

 

Walk in the woods5terkkersJoin us on a historical and modern-day tour of maple sap collection in Mt. Archer Woods.  Bill & Liz Farrell of Fat Stone Farm, Lyme will lead us on a guided walk to see some of the oldest trees in Mt. Archer, the sugar maples lining the abandoned road, and discuss why and how they are using these and some of the younger offspring to make maple syrup.

Learn how Fat Stone Farm has applied modern sap collection technology to reduce both the energy intensity and environmental impact of harvesting sap from maple trees.  Mt. Archer Woods is one of only a small number of properties world-wide where this new state-of-the-art yet extremely simple equipment has been installed.

Beyond discussing harvesting technology, tree physiology and ecology, the walk will touch on broader questions about agriculture in Lyme.

Registration is appreciated: openspace@townlyme.org

The walk is moderately easy, family friendly and will take about 2 hours.

Rain date: Sunday, January 31 at 1:30 pm

Directions: Rt. 156 north to Mt. Archer Road. Left onto Mt Archer Road. Go one mile on Mt Archer Road (bear left up the big hill). The parking lot is down a long driveway on the left, the 4th long driveway after you start up the hill. Look for the stone post marker that has “Mt Archer Woods Town of Lyme” written on it. It faces the road, so you can’t read it until you are on top of it. (If you get to 100 Mt. Archer Road, you have gone too far).