Beautiful day for the sugar bush

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Moncton Maple Syrup, 13 March 2015 (Dearing)

Cold nights near -5 C and warm days near +5 C are the perfect ingredients for the sap to flow in the maple trees heralding maple sugar season in New Brunswick.

A trip to the city-owned Moncton Maple Sugar Camp – in the Turtle Creek watershed south of Riverview – proved to be the perfect day to see and taste sap from tree to evaporator to final maple sugar product.

Officials say the season arrived about two weeks earlier than usual and snow cover disappeared in late February which meant today’s maple on a stick was rolled in previously frozen snow instead of a usual snowbank.

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