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Woodcutters and rain

Written by Antje on September 17th 2018 20:16

It’s now 40 years since our project started and great many trees have been planted in this time. Trees in Bangladesh grow quickly and in the grounds of the hospital they had come to be too close together. And so it was decided to thin them out. It’s quite extraordinary to observe how the process of felling trees is carried out. I haven’t got any photos of the actual cutting down of the trees themselves, but first the tree were pruned in stages, in which branches were lopped off by somebody who had climbed up into the tree. I didn’t see any of the tree trunks being sawn through, but I was really intrigued with the process of loading the trees onto the trailers…
 
 
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We are now at the end of the rainy season. Here’s a film to give an impression of how it can really pour down here:
 
 
 
Here are two photos of the hospital grounds after such a cloudburst. You can imagine how difficult it is for patients to come to hospital on a rainy day… 
 

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