Propagation of Boswellia in Situ [Report]
Currently most, if not all, of the world's frankincense resin is wild crafted. It is important to recognize that Boswellia trees tapped for resin grow in natural settings along generally the same latitude in Africa, the Middle East and India. Whether it is dry canyons and cliffs or more a little more wet areas with higher density of vegetation on thing is certain, accessing these trees is not easy. There has been little modernization in the way trees are tapped and resin collected. However, as human populations increase and desire for the resin follows, there is an opportunity to intervene in this ancient supply chain by increasing propagation and reforestation efforts.