GALLOWAY, N.J. (CBS) — A New Jersey university is in the process of creating a maple syrup operation in the region. Students at Stockton University in Galloway are not tapping sap from 400 red maple trees on the campus.
A two-mile web of blue tubing is connecting the trees to a collection tank.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Severe Storm, Flooding Threat Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend
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This year’s operation has quadrupled in size.MORE NEWS: Robert Atkins Charged In 1991 Cold Case Murder Of Joy Hibbs In Bucks County
A second $500,000 federal grant is making it possible for private property owners to participate.