Wednesday, January 27, 2010

rubber estate

Every tree of a rubber estate is carefully looked after. Rubber is planted from the seedlings, and becomes ready for tapping in 6 or 7 years.

Tapping is done by wounding the bark of the rubber trees. It is done by making a cut at between one and a half metres from the ground at an angle of about 30° to the horizontal. The cut is about 2 mm. deep.

Tapping starts before six in the morning, and the collection of latex is completely before noon.

9 comments:

aku said...

keh rase ada lg skill noreh..

J.C. said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I would love to visit a rubber estate. The last time I visited one was when I was still a child.

daLyaanoon said...

kebun tanam semula ayoh keh dah boleh noreh. Ayoh keh tunggu skit lagi bg tua skit kasi getah macam Zizie Ezette...eh pahal plak Zizie Ezette ni!

lizziviggi said...

How interesting! The only time I've seen tapped trees, it's been for maple syrup.

Hashim Zabidi said...

Saya teragak-agak nak meneka kebun dalam gambar ni milik orang melayu,

macam orang cina dengan kelambunya dan orang India dengan basikalnya dan orang melayu dengan kebun getahnya, ha ha ha...

pudin said...

patut hightligtkan pisau getah.. satu2nya di didunia. Orang brazilpun x kenal..kot

Miecyber @ Sudu said...

Salah satu pokok yang berharga di Malaysia sekarang kerana harga getoh tinggi..

JM said...

Very interesting! I've seen this in Thailand.

joha said...

I am sad for the rubber trees, It is certain that the tappers did not do a good job.

Good taping works do not leave a scar on the skin. It take some time to heal.
Good choice of photo subject.. naturally relevant
joha
http://kuala-lipis-pahang.blogspot.com/

Dulu puas toreh getah..