How to collect sap
Select a tree that is more than 250mm in diameter.
Drill a 40-60mm deep hole with a 8-12mm drill bit through the bark of the tree. The hole should be at a slight upward angle.
Insert a ‘bendy’ straw or food-grade plastic tube into the hole. Insert the other end of the tube into a collection container. If using a straw you will need to attach the container to the tree, as the straw is fairly short.
Aftafter a week or so, plug the hole with a twig or cork and process the sap.