Costa Rica Christmas Club: Teak

Teak Tree - Before

Teak Tree Before

Today a Tico cashed in his Christmas Club… he cut down a teak tree across the road from our house and in the farmer’s fence row. He’s been harvesting the trees ever since we moved here – about this time of year.
guyintree We’ve been told that they cut down the trees to sell the lumber for Christmas money.
Dunno if that’s true or not.
But one things for certain: they are cashing in on a generation of teak growth. It takes 30 years to grow a teak tree that would be worth selling.

A guy climbed up into the tree and limbed it out, attached a rope to pull it in the direction is was to fall and in less than an hour, the tree was in the back of his pickup.

Merry Christmas.

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