Pure New Jersey maple syrup

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There’s a family in Glen Rock lucky enough to have two sugar maple trees out front and smart enough to tap those trees for sap and make syrup. I’m told that the syrup is both delicious and abundant.

Many older homes in this area (Glen Rock and Ridgewood) are graced with native sugar maples (Acer saccharum) rather than the wretched Norway maples that were planted later on, especially in the 1950s. If you have sugar maples (most easily identifiable by their gorgeous red and orange fall colors), consider taking advantage of nature’s bounty next year. Or if you have a site with medium soil moisture and have room for a tree that will eventually become very large, plant a sugar maple. You’ll enjoy the tree’s beauty and bounty right away, and others who come after you will enjoy it for hundreds of years.

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