Thursday, December 2

What is the “liquid gold” that hides in the forests of Spain

One hand holds solidified resin.

Image source, Susana giron

In the Spanish provinces of Segovia, Ávila and Valladolid there is a hidden treasure.

There, in the middle of the Tierra de Pinares and the Sierra de Gredos, a thick forest of 400,000 hectares of resinous pines stretches towards the mountains.

Sheltered from the hot Spanish sun and lined with trails, this forest is a popular destination for locals and tourists.

And if you visit at the right time and look closely, you will see workers next to the trunks of the trees carrying out the centuries-old tradition of collecting the “liquid gold” of the pine.

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