Sad News…We Need Your Help!

This morning, some of our team went out to the sugarbush to find that the site had been vandalized. The metal hooks holding up the buckets were cut, with buckets lying on the ground, and the taps were pulled out of some 40 trees and stolen.

Luckily we had enough spare parts to re-tap all of the trees and great team of people that came to help get things back to normal. We’re still going to have our first boil this weekend as planned!

One of the vandalized trees, with a red arrow pointing to a hook that was clipped off. Sap running down the tree 😦
Photo Credit: Ireyena
Close-up of a clipped hook.
Photo Credit: Ireyena

Now we’re just working on getting the word out about the vandalism and planning on talking to neighbors in the area to let them know and see if we can get any information. If you have any information about the incident, please contact Ithaca College Public Safety. They have an anonymous tip line you can call at (607) 274-1060. Thanks for your support!

And if you want to check out our interview about this incident with the Ithacan, click here!

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