Figure 6 This forest does not have many more useful years for resin tapping. Many resineros know that their days are numbered. One resinero in Protección
said of his resin plot, “I have only two or three years left that I can tap in my plot. All the
trees are worn out. I have to carry a ladder with me so I can reach high enough to score
the tree.” The use of ladders and wood poles propped against trees (Figure 8) to reach
higher on the resin face is a common practice. Figure 8 shows a resin face that is over
twelve feet high.