I wanted to share with folks who have interest in gathering resin from trees but haven't any experience on how to gather resin from trees. The way I go about gathering resin for medicine making is first by connecting with the tree, sitting with the tree, touching her branches and her needles, her trunk before I start to look. I ask permission before I begin to gather and offer blessing herbs. Offering a gift of appreciation and gratitude for their medicine by offering either water or herbs that I connect with. Some folks offer tobacco, I do not have a relationship with tobacco and tend to offer other plants that I have a personal connection to.
So, here is a short video I made during a wildcrafting trip we went on yesterday, despite the chill and the wind, it was wonderful medicine for myself to be out there on a hike shortly before sunset.