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Ronny Yeomans Longleaf Pine Tree Catface Section

Ronny Yeomans Longleaf Pine Tree Catface Section

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ronny Yeomans Longleaf Pine Tree Catface Section
Creator: Ronny, Yeomans
Inclusive Dates: circa 1920
Language: English
Extent: 1 item(s)
Collection Number: RBRL/453
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies

Collection Description

Scope and Content

This longleaf pine catface was removed from a farm in Lexsy, Emanuel County, GA started by Jordan Clinton Yeomans.

Pine resin is collected from a tree by removing the surface bark with a series of diagonal hack marks. As the tree releases resin to seal the de-barked area, the direction of the hack marks channel the resin into a container fixed to the tree. The term "catface," used to describe a section of a tree that has been used for resin harvesting, derives from the resemblance of the hack marks to the whiskers of a cat.


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Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding Aid prepared by Robert Lay, 2018-08-24.


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Subject Terms

Emanuel County (Ga.)
Turpentine industry and trade -- Georgia.