The Official U.S. Maple Syrup Almanac -- 2017 Alamanc_2017 - Page 69

Squirrel Guard The first inexpensive all stainless steel braided wire tubing protection. Like chainmail armor for your tubing! Prices start at .27 per foot USE ON NEW AND EXISTING TUBING INSTALLATIONS RD GUA HE T ONLY ING TUB ANT W YOU EEP TO K EXC ELL FO ENT LAC R E EAS DROP MENT YO N EA S - SY O FF REP PATENT PENDING ! Squirrel Guard Is: • Stainless steel • Easy to install • Reusable for many, many years • Proven effective in field testing • Cost saving by reducing squirrel chew repairs • Stress reducing (who likes to have splices in their tubing... reducing sap flow...just another joint to leak and reduce vacuum... looking amateurish...letting the squirrels win!?) One Squirrel Chew: • Affects all the taps in the lateral lines the chew is in • Introduces bacteria into the system • Doubles the installed cost after repair of each chewed drop or lateral • Creates a loss of sap production from each chewed line Simple Instructions: • Install on the whole length of the drop • Install where the lateral line touches the tree (No need to protect all of the lateral line) 12” - 16” on either side of the tree (or where a squirrel can reach the tubing) Pripps Sugar Bush • 11749 Agenda Rd. • Butternut, WI 54514 715-762-2774 U.S. Maple Syrup Almanac 2017 69