Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Tatajuba II

At last my neighbor has found a person with chainsaw and knowledge of transforming logs into lumber. About six weeks ago the power line company cut two of our tatajuba (Bagassa guianensis) trees close to the entrance of the Bosque and I made a deal with my neighbor that he pay for the service in return for half the wood. It was much more complicated than I had ever dreamed. Not everyone has a chainsaw and there seem to be very few people around with the ability to cut logs into planks. I can see why. I wasn't around when they started cutting this log but I'm impressed with the quality of the work. I'd expected very rough cuts with a chainsaw but as you can see in the image, it has the look of having been cut in a sawmill.

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