The blue bags on trees in downtown Ridgefield are the handiwork of Hartford-based artist and inventor Colin McMullan who was in downtown Ridgefield this past week getting the juices flowing for his main-stage event - Super Third Saturdays at The Aldrich on March 21!
McMullan is tapping Sugar Maple Trees, the first step in the creation of his Tree Spa, a wood-fired maple syrup evaporator funneling maple-scented steam into a spa experience (you are welcome to experience this sweet spa on March 21!) "The project is much larger than tapping the trees," said McMullan.
While many of the Sugar Maple Trees have blue bags hanging on them, some are equipped with large silver buckets complete with spouts and stickers that read "Try some TREE JUICE". Passersby are welcome to sample some cold, refreshing Sugar Maple Tree juice!
On March 21, from 2 to 6 pm: Colin McMullan will activate Tree Spa for Urban Forest Healing, containing a wood-fired maple syrup evaporator funneling maple-scented steam into a spa experience. We invite participants to bring swimsuits, robes, towels, and sandals and enjoy sitting in the steam of the native forest, including locally tapped maple trees.
Learn more about Super Third Saturdays HERE and plan and head to The Aldrich on March 21!
Thank you to The Aldrich for the awesome community collaboration!