We're tapping our black birch trees right now, and you can too! You can tap many types of trees for syrup. The list is quite long and includes all varieties of maples, most walnuts, several birches, as well as sycamores and ironwoods.
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Tapping walnut and birch trees: "birch sap...requiring 150-200 gallons of sap to yield a gallon of syrup....Its intense fruity molasses flavor means birch is unlikely to replace the mighty maple as a pancake syrup, but it does appeal to creative chefs for use in marinades and other culinary treats....As for walnut syrup, the delicacy could easily forge a place of honor on the breakfast table..."It tastes very much like a lighter maple syrup, with nutty butterscotch overtones,"..."