|Paul's solo trip
in June, 2005 began as what could have been a disaster, but as the old proverb
states...all's well that ends well.
entering Tocumen Airport in Panama City, the customs agents took all of the plants that
Paul was transporting with him (even though they were bare root). New regulation
that took place the beginning of June, Paul was told. If there were another flight
back to the United States that day, he would have been on it. Instead, Paul
continued on to TropicRiverWoods and after being initially disappointed, was very
excited at what he observed. Walkways that had been even further transformed from
cuts in the ground with rock overlay, to fully functional, all-weather cement pathways!
Filiberto had purchased even more plants, in addition to
those we still have in the nursery and Paul and Filiberto traveled around the province in
search of native plants, and found many special treats for the eye.
Even as important, Filiberto took Paul to meet Gus, who is
the director of IMAN in the Bocas province and they talked about plants for many hours
over the course of two days.
So enjoy the following update knowing that great progress
continues to "grow" at TRW!
Filiberto look towards the future of TropicRiverWoods!
What follows, is a photographic record of
Paul's March 2005 TropicRiverWoods project findings.
are beginning to really take shape and add an additional permanence to TropicRiverWoods
The next regularly scheduled Loma Finca Cuatro
TropicRiverWoods, S.A. update will be in late November, 2005, during which Paul and
Brad will continue to preserve this special parcel of land.
NOTE: Due to hurricane Wilma, our next trip, which was
actually by Paul alone, would be postponed until March of 2006. We had quite a mess
here in South Florida to clean up!
Paul and Brad, Your