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Resin extraction

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– Summary:
Resin circulates in coniferous trees to seal damage.
Pine resin harvesting traces back to Gallo-Roman times in Gascony.
– Tapping pines can be sustainable or exhaustive before tree cutting.
– The practice of resin extraction is ancient and has historical significance.
Resin serves as a protective mechanism for trees.

– Traditional tapping:
– Gascony and Provence historically practiced pine-tapping.
– Pine-tapping in Spain has seen a recent revival.
– Labor disputes sometimes arose due to uncertain worker status.
– Cesefor, a Spanish foundation, promotes forestry and non-wood forest products.
– Pine-tapping was a form of sharecropping in certain regions.

– Procedure:
Resin collection involves making holes in the tree to let sap exit.
– Trees repair damage by filling the wounds with resin.
– The collection process takes a few days.
– Excess resin is gathered after the tree repairs itself.
– Minor damage is caused to the tree during resin extraction.

– Gallery:
– Lithuanian deportees near Irkutsk extracted resin.
– The process of resin extraction is visually documented.
– Images of resin extraction activities are showcased.
– Visual representations of resin collection are provided.
– The gallery offers insights into the resin extraction process.

– See also:
– Wikimedia Commons contains media related to resin extraction.
Maple syrup and rubber tapping are related practices.
– The naval stores industry shares similarities with resin extraction.
Rosin and turpentine are related products from resin.
– Additional resources on resin extraction and related practices are available.

Resin extraction (Wikipedia)

Resin extraction consists of incising the outer layers of a pine tree in order to collect the sap or resin.

Tapped pine in the Pays de Buch
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