It’s a time-honoured tradition in Canada’s maple-growing regions that you can buy maple syrup as soon as you finish planting your first crop.

But with maple trees planted in just over a year in every region, it’s also a time to get involved in the growing of the land.

This week, we take a look at the history of maple syrup, and what to do if you’re one of the lucky few who can grow the stuff for yourself.

First, the history, the economics, and the economics of maple trees As we reported earlier this week, maple syrup prices have been on the rise.

Since 2013, the price of maple oil has more than doubled, from $0.23 a barrel to $0