A Little History about Maple
When you think of maple, chances are you think of maple syrup and rightly so. Maple syrup is derived from maple trees. Maple trees are native to North America and have been for centuries. The sugary sap that maple syrup is made from was harvested by early Americans for a sweet treat and for a means of bartering for their other wants and needs.
The history of maple trees actually dates back even further – to at least 1663 when Robert Boyle, an American pioneer chemist wrote to friends and family in Europe telling then about the “new world tree”.
Since its discovery, the maple tree has also been providing wood for furniture, construction of homes, and even flooring. It has a world of benefits and a few drawbacks to.