* There are fewer and fewer trees that can produce this beloved aromatic resin, new research suggests that it will not around forever, with production estimated to be reduced by 50 percent within two decades.
* The modern world is encroaching on these ancient trees.
* They are often found in war-torn areas where it is getting more and more difficult to obtain high quality resins which means We could be without frankincense soon.
- The old tree population is not being replaced fast enough, and unless better management regulations are put in place, such as fencing, an end to burns, and renewable harvesting, frankincense will become an even more mythical substance than it already is MEANING - These ancient givers of healing could have their days numbered.
FACT - "When frankincense tappers make gashes into some species of mature Boswellia’s woody skin, sap seeps out like blood from a wound. It dries into a scab of resin, which is harvested and sold raw, or turned into Oil or Incense."