Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Free Silver Maple Trees

Courtesy of Wikipedia
The Peace River Museum was gifted 6 lovely Silver Maples from Sustainable Resources! We would love these to go to those in the area that would be willing to plant and look after these beautiful trees. As noted below, these are maple syrup producing trees! If you are interested in having one of these trees, please drop by the Museum. We are open seven days a week until the end of August from 10 am to 5 pm.

According to Sustainable Resources, "The Silver Maple is a native of Canada's deciduous forest. Usually found along the banks of rivers and lakes, several of these trees have adapted well to the Peace Country...The Silver / Sugar maple trees served as inspiration in the creation of our current national flag which flew for the first time in 1965.

The tree is capable of reaching heights of 20 - 30 metres and a diameter of up to 1.5 metres. And yes, in 15 to 20 years, you should be able to tap this tree to produce maple syrup. It takes about 35 - 45 litres of sap to produce a single litre of delicious maple syrup."

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