When Maple Roch prepares next year’s maple syrup, some of the sap for the syrup will come from trees in Summerland. Maple trees grow in much of North America, Europe and eastern Asia, but the varieties used for maple syrup are found predominantly in eastern Canada and the northeastern United States. However, Roch Fortin, owner of Maple Roch, said he has found a small grove of maple trees in Summerland which may be suitable for maple syrup. Fortin said using local trees is a way for him to showcase local products. The grove of around 60 trees are on the northern portion of Windmill Gardens. “I think they’re in the ideal spot,” said Billy Boerboom owner of Windmill Gardens, adding that the conditions at that part of the property are suitable for the trees.