The Timber Rescue Operation

We only harvest felled or otherwise already dead trees (for once, it’s illegal to fell trees from a certain diameter in Costa Rica, but mainly we prefer our good trees alive and kickin’, because they tend to get bigger and much more beautiful for us and next generations to appreciate).

Much to our amazement, we (ok.. Diego) found a huge Quebracho tree way down in the creek, lodged between huge stones and the side of the canyon, partly submerged in water. Quebracho is b.t.w. the second hardest wood in the world, which is why there was no real urgency to get it out, except the risk of a storm pushing it further away from us.

This was certainly a job for our local timber expert and chainsaw-operator-extraordinaire Macho. For reference, we could use Mr. Macho as substitute in any of Chuck Norris’ jokes. The task here is to harvest the remaining half of the Quebracho tree, and then carry it uphill. I have mentioned around the community, that I want to get a donkey to help us do it, because some of those pieces of lumber weigh as much as 100 Kg (#secondhardestwoodintheworld), but mostly I get chuckles back. I am serious!

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