Diederik: during the past 12 months Diederik has experienced increased problems with his triple hernia. Despite the necessary rest and therapies, there was negligible improvement. He now only performs household duties with us so as to maintain the social aspects of his connection with the Tarzan Team. Together we are also looking for alternative work for him or possible re-training. The highly demanding physical work at Tarzan is unfortunately no longer a possibility for him.
Annemiek has always devoted more than one hundred percent to her family, her hobbies, her work and the people around her. Last year, after a manifestation of physical and psychological discomfort, it became evident that the situation was not sustainable for the long term. Currently she’s progressively increasing her work at Tarzan to three days a week. Annemiek will also be hired as a supervisor by ‘Zorgboerderij Kerkzicht’ for one additional day per week.
Frank had severe knee pain due to a ruptured cruciate ligament. He therefore had to take it a little easier. For this reason, he has barely been able to perform any climbing work in the past six months. Fortunately, it is now much better and he will return to the trees this year.
Frans was mainly busy with the further construction of the new shed in the yard of Zorgboerderij Kerkzicht (the care-farm from his wife Marijke). He also keeps busy with trading in timber and with his wood-fired central heating boiler (see also later in this newsletter).
Kaj was happily in top form and is becoming indispensable within Tarzan Tree Specialists.
Chris has done top work by climbing a lot of trees, and was also responsible for part of the organisational and quotation work. He is now also a co-owner of Tarzan Tree Specialists(see also later in this newsletter).