If it sticks you can build with it. Just don't be surprised when it falls down
Gold mining. Making a real mess for not a great return. No-one is rich hereabouts.
The natural forest is worth preserving!
We took a 3 day boat trip to Rurrenebaque down the Beni River. It passes through prime rainforest.
Biodiversity is a critical part of the project. Butterflies like this are truly wonderful.
Our trees will never be quite this big.
Umberto is 77 but is still farming. Inflation in Bolivia means that what we pay farmers for maintenance has fallen in value, but we can't afford to pay more. Umberto understood that and was very gracious.
Jorge is the technical director and is the ultimate source of knowledge on the trees.
We all had a go at pruning. It isn't as easy as it looks!