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Blog entry by Harry Montana posted 12-20-2012 01:27 PM 1257 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hello, just back from the mill and the concessions, these are some of the working conditions in the Bolivian forest logging Brazilian Redwood, Brazilian Walnut and tigerwood:


‘acampamento’, in Spanish this is an improvised temporarily spot where the workers eat, sleep and take a bath (from barrels)


‘acampamento’ from another angle


ipe logging with a CBT tractor


as you can see on the trunk (tigerwood), it is tagged with a number which is being inspected and controlled by the authorities for legal cutting of the hardwood


some fine ipe hardwood log ready to be cut!

-- With regards from Harry Montana http://www.hardydeck.com



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#1 posted 12-20-2012 01:50 PM

Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.
Jim

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#2 posted 12-20-2012 02:24 PM

Very interesting.

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#3 posted 12-21-2012 05:55 AM

Harry,

It’s nice to see how logging is done elsewhere. The first pictures look pretty similar to the marijuana camps in our national forests!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Harry Montana

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#4 posted 12-21-2012 11:01 AM

marijuana camps for logging activity? Is this a safe operation?

-- With regards from Harry Montana http://www.hardydeck.com

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#5 posted 12-21-2012 03:31 PM

Thank you! It’s really cool to see the process!

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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lightweightladylefty

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#6 posted 12-22-2012 05:51 AM

Harry,

I’m sorry to make a joke about something that those outside the USA might not know. In many states in the USA illegal immigrants live in make-shift camps (which from the news photos look much like your pictures) where they grow marijuana illegally using government land and hiding in the dense forest. The only “logging” they do is to remove enough trees to make a plot to grow the illegal plants. Every year the government destroys millions of illegal plants that are grown in our national forests. It is quite an absurb situation.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Harry Montana

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#7 posted 12-23-2012 01:57 PM

this is indeed new information for me, but your national parks don’t have park rangers? If I would grow Marihuana maybe better not in an area checked by state officials? Then we (in Bolivia) are checked upon by satelite, so we can take out a couple of trees but not fields. The same must be true for this marihuana people. Last I saw on television that people from British Columbia 1 out of 10 houses have some plantation in their basement. Thank you for your comment, interesting to know more on our ‘mutual logging camps’..

-- With regards from Harry Montana http://www.hardydeck.com

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#8 posted 12-23-2012 06:40 PM

I doubt there’s that much marijuana growing in U.S. National Parks, as they do tend to be fairly closely monitored, but we have several other park-like designations, National Forest, National Monument, etc, and those can be fairly large and not terribly closely monitored. Mendocino National Forest near me is close to a million acres, but even down in Marin County, just north of San Francisco, there have been farms discovered in amongst the redwoods on state, county and private land (where, presumably, the private landowner was unaware of the operation).

Marijuana is a high value high yield crop, which is why even growing it indoors can be profitable, so it doesn’t take much land to make a profit.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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