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Ok, done. I will take you guys on a journey of sap from a maple tree as it gets sucked into a pipeline and then flows to the releaser and then gets pumped into one of my storage tanks until it gets picked up by truck by Georgia Mtn. Maples. I will then show you their very impressive syrup production facility a few miles down the road. Pics. comming.maybe we should start a sap/syrup thread,
But to answer @Ronnie 's question... yes all live trees will have "sap" in them that will carry nutrients from the root ball up to the canopy/leaves. But only maples and birches as far as I know, produce sap for boiling into syrup.
When I think of a thick gummy sap or pitch I think of black cherry gum or pine tar/pitch.
The first european settlers in the area watched the indigenous "indians" cutting the bark and collecting sap from these trees and boiling it to produce syrup.
In the woods now, but will provide more info and pics. later for those interested.