This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The Vindicator, an Oregon paper, says that a Mr. William Smith, in Nehalem Valley, twenty-eight miles from Forest Grove, makes sugar exactly like the Vermont article, from trees in that vicinity, and that it is yielded so freely that he expects to make 1500 pounds from 500 trees, this season. The kind of maple is not stated, but it must be either Acer macrophyllum or Acer Negundo, the box Elder. It is not known, we believe, that sugar can be had from the former, though the latter was in use for sugar by the Western Indians.