Rubber trees were first discovered by the Olmec, Maya and Aztec people. They used the sap to make rubber balls to waterproof their clothing and to make their own shoes and shoe soles. In 2014, the sap is used to process rubber for a variety of uses.
Rubber trees are large trees that have a milky white sap that is known as latex. The sap flows from the trees once a piece of the bark is removed. The trees can be tapped for their latex sap once they have reach six years of age. These trees widely found in the Amazon and bring profit to many indigenous tribes.