Welcome to Tap My Trees!

Tap My Trees is the #1 supplier of maple sugaring supplies for the hobbyist. We are the leading site for home based maple sugaring, the process of sap collection and making maple syrup. The goal of Tap My Trees is to promote tapping maple trees by families at home and educators (homeschooling and school based). Collecting maple sap is a green, environmentally sustainable process that can be enjoyed by anyone with a healthy, mature maple tree. This site provides you with step-by-step instructions on how to tap your maple trees and turn that sap into maple syrup.

The process of tapping maple trees, collecting the sap, and making maple syrup (one of the many uses of maple sap) is actually quite simple. It does, however, take some time and a willingness to get outdoors and experience this miracle of nature (literally tapping into Mother Nature).

Below is a summary of the process. Click on a section for more information.

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The Process


  • Identify your maple trees
  • Obtain the equipment needed to tap trees

Tapping Trees

  • When to tap maple trees
  • Select maple trees to tap
  • Clean equipment
  • Gather equipment
  • Tap the tree
  • Hang the bucket and attach lid

Collect Sap and Make Syrup

  • Transfer sap from buckets to storage containers
  • Storing your sap
  • Process sap into maple syrup and other uses
  • When to stop collecting saps


  • Remove spiles (taps), buckets, and lids from trees
  • Clean equipment
  • Store equipment for next year

Featured Products

Tap My Trees Tutorials

Marking Your Maple Trees

Basic Equipment

Collecting Sap

Boiling Sap Into Syrup

Customer Feedback

  • The kits and instructions were the best! We tapped three trees and had to empty the buckets on two of the trees quite a few times. Our grandkids loved the experience and so did we; it was a great success.

    Stan and Kathy from MI
  • I can’t get over how you can take something from a tree and make it into something so good! I love to do things like this, using things from Nature to make natural foods. After tasting the “Real thing” I don’t see how anyone can use the “fake” stuff. I also can’t help but think of how the Native Americans first did this with a hollowed out log and hot rocks. Unbelievable!

    Cliff from CT
  • I LOVED tapping our trees. Our friends and neighbors were all so impressed with us. They all want to try it now. It was so easy!!!

    Karin from CT