A-18.1, r. 8.1 - Regulation respecting forestry permits

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24. Maple trees must be tapped in accordance with the following standards:
(1)  trees may be tapped once a year only, between 1 January and 30 April;
(2)  only maple trees at least 23.1 cm in diameter at 1.30 m above the highest ground level may be tapped;
(3)  the maximum number of tapholes in the same maple tree is determined according to the diameter of the tree, in accordance with the following table:
Diameter of maple tree at 1.30 m above the highest ground levelMaximum number of tapholes
Between 23.1 cm and 39 cm1
39.1 cm and more2
(4)  where 2 or more tapholes are drilled in a maple tree, they must be positioned evenly around the trunk;
(5)  the taphole must be drilled using a bit not more than 8 mm in diameter so that the tree is not damaged;
(6)  the taphole must not be more than 5 cm deep, including bark thickness;
(7)  the tree bark must not be removed or damaged;
(8)  only a product registered under the Pest Control Products Act (S.C. 2002, c. 28) may be inserted into a taphole;
(9)  all spouts must be removed each year at the latest on 1 June, with care taken not to tear the bark from the tree;
(10)  tubing and spouts must be installed, replaced and maintained without damaging the trees.
2018-006M.O. 2018-006, s. 24.
See Transitional and Final, s. 58
In force: 2018-08-16
24. Maple trees must be tapped in accordance with the following standards:
(1)  trees may be tapped once a year only, between 1 January and 30 April;
(2)  only maple trees at least 23.1 cm in diameter at 1.30 m above the highest ground level may be tapped;
(3)  the maximum number of tapholes in the same maple tree is determined according to the diameter of the tree, in accordance with the following table:
Diameter of maple tree at 1.30 m above the highest ground levelMaximum number of tapholes
Between 23.1 cm and 39 cm1
39.1 cm and more2
(4)  where 2 or more tapholes are drilled in a maple tree, they must be positioned evenly around the trunk;
(5)  the taphole must be drilled using a bit not more than 8 mm in diameter so that the tree is not damaged;
(6)  the taphole must not be more than 5 cm deep, including bark thickness;
(7)  the tree bark must not be removed or damaged;
(8)  only a product registered under the Pest Control Products Act (S.C. 2002, c. 28) may be inserted into a taphole;
(9)  all spouts must be removed each year at the latest on 1 June, with care taken not to tear the bark from the tree;
(10)  tubing and spouts must be installed, replaced and maintained without damaging the trees.
2018-006M.O. 2018-006, s. 24.
See Transitional and Final, s. 58