process of tapping a tree starts with choosing the right tree.
First, it has to be a maple tree (hence the name maple syrup),
and the tree must have a minimum diameter of 10 inches.
the tree is selected, a hole is drilled into it and a spile
is tapped into the hole. A spile resembles the shape of a
kazoo, narrow at both ends and fat in the middle. It also
has a small lip at the end to allow the sap to drip out. A
bucket is hung from the spile with the spiles opening dripping
its contents into the bucket.
process is what Ryan used for his first four years of maple