A rubber tree.
It’s the kind that grows in the backyard and it’s pretty hard to beat for the amount of fun it has to offer.
In fact, it is the reason why the rubber rubber tree has a special place in the history of the United States of America.
In this episode of The Rubber Tree Podcast, we look at the history behind the rubber trees in our backyard and explain why they are so important.
We’ll also hear about the story behind the invention of the rubber shoe.
This is an edited transcript of The Real Rubber Tree.
We have permission to broadcast this on YouTube.
The Rubber Tape is a documentary film about the rubber plant and its roots.
It premiered in 2010 at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Tropical Botanical Garden and has been described as “an exciting exploration of how a once-unknown species of rubber tree grew into a significant part of American society.”