Myths of Logging

These logs traveled off the Amazon River to Pucallpa, Peru. A man working on the deck of the barge saw me trudging through the mud and waved me over. I climbed aboard. I asked him how big was the biggest tree he’d ever seen. He said his uncle had worked as a logger in Africa and he spoke of a tree so large that when struck with an ax, it started to rain.





This massive tree was felled in Cameroon.


From the African interior, trees are generally transported out, not by river, but one truckload at a time. This is a photograph of a logging truck in Cameroon.