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    I tried collecting some pine sap by using a method of scoring the trunk of a tree and collecting the sap in a container as it bleeds from the tree. It didn't seem to work. Is it the time of year? Maybe i did not cut deep enough? Anyone had any success with this?
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    Erunk.... can probably help you with it. He has a thread on it someplace.
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    Yes it was Erunk's post I learned the idea from. In it he states Spring is the best time. I know I am little late being it is summer. Maybe that is the reason? Surely there is a way to do it in summer? Erunk.... Any Ideas????
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    Quote Originally Posted by COWBOYSURVIVAL View Post
    I tried collecting some pine sap by using a method of scoring the trunk of a tree and collecting the sap in a container as it bleeds from the tree. It didn't seem to work. Is it the time of year? Maybe i did not cut deep enough? Anyone had any success with this?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxJC3xWLQKE

    watch this video cowboy, i have spent years gatherin' pine tar. this is how to do it...

    score below the bark; cut into the sap wood (just below the bark). sap flows even in winter.the white pine is a heavy producer. species like frazier fir, blue spruce and red pine heal quickly resulting in less yeild.yellow or white pine pours....I hope this helps....
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    Thanks Erunk! I think it may have been a combination of things that may be wrong. For one I scored the tree higher from the ground. Second I used a heavy knife instead of an axe. Maybe the axe tramatizes the tree a bit more. Thanks, I'll try again.
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