We can get many things from trees besides lumber and firewood. Maple and birch syrup are two benefits of trees, for instance. Pine tar and birch oil are two such uses. Both are produced in the same manner.
Pine tar has many uses; water-proofing for ropes, posts, foundations and boats.
Pine tar soap has been used for over 100 years to treat eczema, psoriasis and other forms of dermatitis. It moisturizes dry, scaly skin and helps it heal. Pine tar soap is safe to use anywhere on the face and body, and is also used as a shampoo.