Learn how to make your own maple syrup!

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.

Register to participate in Stockton University's Maple Project