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the value of alder (Alnus glutinosa)

 
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Curious to know whether anyone followed through on tapping red alder for sap, and how that went?

We have lots of red alder at our new place and according to one of my herb books the sap is rich in vitamins and is consumed as a tonic. So I am starting to think seriously about tapping.
 
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