I work for an insurance company, and I'm temporairly assigned to AL &
FL after the Hurricanes. You can't imagine all the timber that's on
the ground. I've seen some absolutely beautiful white oak trees up to
and exceeding 36" - solid wood, no rot or bug infestation. They also
have a tree here that looks like what we used to call "Tamarack" in
the Pacific NW - not sure if this tree is the same, or if it's some
type of Juniper, or just SYP. Anyway some massive trees just laying
around that are going to be burned or chipped.
I know a lot of you in AL and FL are more concerned about your houses
and business right now, but I hope someone is out there recovering
some of this beautiful wood. Much of it is laying along public
right-of-ways, and people have put it out in front of their houses for
trash pick-up, or for burning.
I saw some recovey effort for logs along I-65 today by the State of
AL, but there's so much - Just posting this FWIW for anyone. Also saw
a guy with a pick-up and trailer with two massive oak logs on it - 36"
+ and 10' long. Sure wish I had a pick-up and a place to store some
of it - oh, yeah, and time to recover it.