I recorded this video after a day of walking along the Via Tena-Santa Rosa in Amazonian Ecuador. This was an icon spot for my current research because of the lone tree in a cow pasture that was once rainforest with a few remaining Aechmea zebrina bromeliads clinging to life in it. This road was built in the 1980's for access to oil drilling platforms and a pipeline. Subsequent colonization continues to severely altered the landscape. During my surveys for A. zebrina bromeliads along this road I encountered four sawmills and twice observed timber that had been floated down rivers being unloaded.