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Maple Syrup 2019

Bigleaf Maple Syrup Workshop

Fall 2019 – Concrete


This workshop is now full

Sugaring bigleaf maple

A delicious hobby for forest property owners

A common misconception is that our native bigleaf maple is not suitable for syrup production. On the contrary–bigleaf maple on the West Coast produces an exquisite syrup that rivals anything the eastern U.S. or Canada have to offer. Imagine a rich, buttery maple flavor with a hint of vanilla.

In this workshop, you will learn how to get started with sugaring your maple trees. We’ll cover the basics of the process from your trees to your breakfast table, including hands-on demos. We’ll start in the classroom and then head out for a field trip to see the process in action.

Topics covered:

  • Bigleaf maple silviculture
  • Site and weather conditions
  • Supplies and materials
  • Sap collection
  • Boiling and finishing

When and Where

Dates and Times

Saturday morning, November 9th, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


The Saturday workshop will begin in the classroom at the Concrete Community Center, 45821 Railroad St, Concrete, WA 98237.

After the morning classroom session we will be driving (separately in our personal vehicles) about 15 minutes down the road to our field trip site.

Cost and Registration


The registration fee is $40 per individual..

Space is limited and is first-come, first-served. Cancellations must be received before November 1st, 2019, to be eligible for a refund and may be subject to a $10 processing fee.


Register online

Registrations via Eventbrite are subject to credit card processing fee. Online registration will be open until 5:00 PM Thursday, November 7th.

Register by mail

Send in the registration form along with a check made out to WSU Extension. Registrations must be received no later than 5:00 PM Thursday, November 7th. The registration form is an accessible document.

Acknowledgements and Accommodations

This program is an educational partnership between Washington State University Extension Forestry Skagit County.

Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Brendan Whyte at 425-357-6023 or at least two weeks prior to the event.

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