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Rubber Tree  

Rubber Tree

Rubber - collected in the time honoured fashion - drips into its collection bowl in a plantation on the Malaysian border. © L. Birch 2007

June 10th 2007
Gunung Leuser National Park, Just North of Bukit Lawang June 6th The walk - uphill and through hot, sticky jungle - left us breathing hard, sweat from even this small exertion, popping out on our faces and running down our backs. We were on the big Indonesian island of Sumatra, only a few degrees north of the equator and the heat was stifling. Smothering everything in a wet, humid blanket, ... read more
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Indonesian Flag The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... ... read more
27th October 2010

rubber tree
19th December 2012

need some sound advice
We have 5 hectors of land in Las Nieives in the Mindanao area just outside of Butuan City the family are interested in changing from corn to rubber commencing in march after the raining session can anyone give us tips on the best way to do this and what is the best crop to help fund the lean years while the trees grow we are a poor family owing to the years of growing corn and having little left after the harvest kind regards alan

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