Egg Harbor City residents are invited to participate in Stockton University’s ongoing Maple Project.
Residents who have sugar or red maples on their properties a will be provided with taps and buckets to collect sap that can be boiled down into delicious maple syrup.
The trees should have a minimum diameter of 6 inches. Participants will be required to record yields and allow a Stockton research assistant to sample soil and vegetation at the property.
The tapping process includes drilling a hole 1.5 inches deep to accommodate a tube, which allows the sap to flow into a food safe container.
Trees must be tapped during the winter season from Jan. 1 to March 31 when evening temperatures drop below freezing and the days are warmer.