It may come as a surprise, but sap is the most valuable hàng hóa you can harvest from a tree.

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Usually when trees are thought of as resources, the first thing khổng lồ come to mind is a tree being cut down for its wood for building, carving, and paper products. However, the sap that courses through a tree can be highly beneficial. Maple, birch, & walnut saps are regarded for their healthy properties that include minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, and nutrients to name a few. Other tree saps are important as well, such as pine sap, which can be harvested & used for homeopathic remedies and even natural chews. There are a variety of trees that yield useful sap that can benefit your trang chủ & family.

Best Types of Tree Sap & How to lớn Use Them



Once stated before, pine sap is a wonder sap. Pine trees secrete resin as a defense mechanism. This sap begins as a golden liquid, và eventually hardens inkhổng lồ solid amber. Often times, you can find pieces of amber with perfectly preserved insects inside them, which should give sầu an idea khổng lồ the properties of pine sap.

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Pine sap can also serve as a waterproofing for seams in boots, boats, & containers. It was used in the olden days by Indians to waterproof canoes & patch their teepees.Despite its waterproofing abilities, dried globs of the resin can be used as a fire starter in wet conditions.



Birch tree water or sap is considered one of the best juices to lớn drink. Slightly sweet & with the consistency of thin syrup, it contains xylitol sugars, proteins, enzymes, & amino acids. Birch also has amazing healing properties, detox effects, và benefits for certain organs in the body, such as the liver và kidneys. Also, birch cellulite oil is reported khổng lồ help eliminate cellulite over time.




Harvesting Tree Sap Made Simple

Harvesting sap is a weather-specific orgiảm giá. Sap is gathered the easiest when it “runs,” which is when the daytime temperatures are between 32 và 45 degrees, but the nights are below freezing. A tree is only best to harvest at certain diameters và heights, so retìm kiếm is (again) important before you begin trying to tap your tree. Drill a hole into your tree using a bit form size recommended for your spile. Once your hole is started, insert the spile at a downward angle và gently tap the tapered over in with a hammer. If the sap is running, a drop will appear at the tip of the spile. Hang a covered collection bucket from the spile. Sap can be harvested once per day. Once the collection season has ended, removed the spile with a pair of pliers by twisting gently and pulling the it straight out. Harvested sap can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week, or it can be frozen. Drink it straight or use it as a replacement for water when brewing coffee or tea.


Retìm kiếm the trees in your own backyard khổng lồ see what medicinal or practical benefits you can find use for. Your trees can offer you so much more than just shade & a beautiful landscape. For more information about harvesting sap or tree care services liên hệ Trees Unlimited today!

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