Photostory #254R: Annual Ritual in the Woods

Chris Lund , Malak
National Film Board of Canada
Release Date
March 22, 1960
CMCP fonds
Credit Line
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Main Text
Here during an excursion to the bush with her class, a teacher explains that sap contains 2% sugar and that it takes between 35 and 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of Maple Syrup. The sap taken does not harm the tree, because less than one tenth of the supply is gathered, and can easily be spared. The sap does not run steadily, but in spurts which last from three to four days to as many weeks depending upon the season. The Eastern Townships of Quebec produce the bulk of Canada's Maple products, with Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario contributing to the more than two million gallons of syrup marketed annually.