pine resin - colofonia

The resin we extract from a natural pine tree is often called "pitch" but when pure it is actually only natural resin. It is the sap - the blood circulating inside the tree. When a pine tree bark is wounded it segregate the resin in an effort to protect and heal it-self.

The resin can be collected taking advantage of an existing wound or provoking it. Provoking the wound allows to collect practically pure resin but can causes strain on the tree it-self. Collecting it from an existing would is suited to make "pitch" as during the healing tprocess the resin mixes with chunks of bark.

colofonia/rosin