Torre de Bugre (that’s Portuguese for “tower”) is an 82’ lookout built in 1996 by Rigesa, Ltda., the Brazilian subsidiary of Westvaco Timberlands. The tower -- located in a five-year-old eucalyptus plantation -- is made of imbuia, a native wood with a life expectancy of about 25 years. The 12’ x 12’ cab with catwalk is of parana pine and is equipped with a firefinder. Rigesa owns 115,000 acres of forestland in the southern states of Santa Catarina (SC) and Parana. The company has a network of seven towers (five of which are active), the most recent was completed in 1990.