Do you know that many trees besides the Maple tree can be tapped for sap? You can use the sap from various types of trees to make all types of tasty homemade syrups. However, there are trees that will provide you with sap that is better than others.
This species can be found in a lot of areas around the country.
One of the trees that can be tapped for sap that is not well know is the Boxelder. This is a tree found all over in places ranging from homesteads in the country to urban areas. These are a great option when an area lacks other suitable trees.
Although sugar maples are the tree of choice for commercial sugaring due to their high ratio of sugar to water in their sap, many other types of trees can be tapped for making syrup. Some trees yield a sugar-rich sap which can be drunk raw, fermented into alcoholic beverages or gently boiled down to syrup. However, there are trees that will provide you with sap that is better than others.
On page 2 is a list of 22 trees that can be tapped for sap and syrup.