2011 International Year of Forests – Trees in the history of Curacao

No islanders without trees Our history revolves around trees. Without trees everything in the world would have turned out totally different. Without the timber the ship-builders needed to built their ocean-going creations, the Indians would have never reached our islands, and the great sailing ships of the Armada of the Spaniards would have never crossed the Atlantic in search of another route to the rich Indies. Those ‘upgraded’ trees brought people to the ‘other side’ of the world, where they […] Read more »