If by 'sticky' you mean make this easy to find again, yes please!!excellent mate
Can we makes this a sticky ?
I wait till the first green buds appear - size of a squirrels toe I think lord mears describes it as.Fantastic! I know the answer is roughly "spring", but when's the best time to do this? Are there any other signs that the sap is rising, or is it just a case of trying a wee nick to see, as per the photos?
It has numerous uses, but as far as I know all consumption related. You can brew wine or beer with it, use it as the base for a fine pine needle tea. Another option is to can boil it down to make syrup. I beleive it takes 80litres to make 1 litre of good thick syrup (compared to maple which is 40:1) which is an epic amount of boiling and lots of steam. You dont have to boil it right down, you will just have a lighter, less syrupy syrup if that makes sense.Nice one Graham! This is an awesome thread.
What other uses are there for sap other than drinking it? Are particular types of sap suited to particular functions?