thomas

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The close-up

I hope this shot sheds some more light on the process I described yesterday :-) The empty coconut shells are a thing of the past - they are rarely used these days, but I asked my uncle to use one just to get the charm of how they did it in the good old days. Apart from giving valuable latex, the trees also provide shade from the scorching summer sun.

Latex farming is a tough job - it takes a lot of hard work on part of the farmer to get a good output. It takes some strategy to manage the land in such a way that new saplings are planted at the right time so that they are grown-up by the time the old ones have no more latex left.

The close-up

I hope this shot sheds some more light on the process I described yesterday :-) The empty coconut shells are a thing of the past - they are rarely used these days, but I asked my uncle to use one just to get the charm of how they did it in the good old days. Apart from giving valuable latex, the trees also provide shade from the scorching summer sun.

Latex farming is a tough job - it takes a lot of hard work on part of the farmer to get a good output. It takes some strategy to manage the land in such a way that new saplings are planted at the right time so that they are grown-up by the time the old ones have no more latex left.

comments (3)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 15 May 2007, 15:22
Man alive, Thomas. I had no clue that this is how we get latex!! It sure adds a new appreciation for something we take for granted.
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Ginnie smile
  • Ellie
  • 16 May 2007, 00:47
Gosh, I didn't have any real idea either. All this to make tyres!

About how much latex does a single tree produce in one day?
Thomas Mathew: Yes Ellie, tyres and other stuff - generally a tree produces around half more of the amount of latex shown here in the coconut shell. The containers generally used are bigger than the shell shown here. Thanx for stopping by smile
Really interresting Thomas !

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