Along the trails of Hartman, there are many different trees. The most common two trees at Hartman are oak and maple. Did you know, our maple trees provide the maple syrup you eat at our annual maple syrup festival? Some of the sweetest, richest syrup come from maple trees. A maple tree must be 30 years old before it can have its sap extracted and made into syrup. It takes between 40 and 50 gallons of maple sap to produce just 1 gallon of syrup. The process of harvesting sap for syrup does not harm the trees. Did you know, an Oak tree produces about 10 million acorns in its lifetime? Oaks are one of the most widely spread and oldest trees on the planet. They provide food sources for animals at Hartman with their acorns. These trees are one of the most crucial sources of raw material in our time. There are over 600 species of oak trees in the world, the most common in Iowa are the White Oak, Bur Oak, and Black Oak. There’s a lot to know about trees! Continue to the next stop to learn about some of the animals at Hartman.