Figure 2. Resin barrel collection point.
near absence of rain during this period give higher resin yields than the rest of the year
(ADECAF, 1998.) There are seven species of pine in Honduras, and the two most
common are ocote pine (Pinus oocarpa Schiede) and Carribean pine (Pinus caribaea
Morelet var. hondurensis (Senecl) Barr. & Golf.). These two species are also the most
commonly tapped pines for resin. In general, Carribean pine is found at lower elevations
up to approximately 500 meters above sea level, and ocote pine is found in intermediate
elevations of 500 to 1000 meters.