Rubber plants (hevea basiliensis) can grow up to age 30 years, has a height of 15 to 20 meters. Rubber plants have leaf deciduous properties as a tanama response to a less favorable environment (lack of water / drought). But at the beginning of the rainy season the leaves of rubber trees will grow back. Rubber plants also have an extensive root system / spread wide enough so that rubber plants can grow on land conditions that are less profitable. This root is also used for selecting clones that can be used as the lower leg on the propagation of rubber plants. Rubber plants can be cut or tapped for 15 to 20 years.
Before the rubber sweeping activities are done, usually the workers will prepare the equipment that will be used to go tapping. Like a special knife used for tapping, machetes, drinking water, food, footwear (such as shoes or sandals). When going to the workers first breakfast, this is done to fill the stamina. Although the workers bring lunch, but the stock will be eaten during lunch break. After breakfast they will leave the rubber plantation at around 06.00 pm, is classified as still in the morning. Most of the workers leave when it is very early because it is caused by several things.
1. Because the location of the plantation is far away, so it takes a long time.
2. Because of its vast plantation, it takes a long time to tap it.
3. Because it has many other jobs, so decided to go faster, then can finish another job.
The workers who have reached the location of the plantation, are not directly tapped. After until they will store the supplies that are brought into the honda seat or hidden underbrush. It is intended that the supplies carried are not taken by wild monkeys that are planted.
After the workers incinerate or tap rubber trees for 2 weeks, they will take the leads. The result of the tap that has been taken will be sold kepabrik sap or to the car resell seller who likes to get around to take the sap of the workers who do not bring it directly to the factory.