Marc Measells with Mississippi State University Extension Forestry talks about the steps for salvaging storm damaged timber.
Weather related forest damage is a fact of life in Mississippi and the South. Hurricanes, ice storms, tornados, and high winds can affect any part of the state. These events can cause catastrophic damage to forests and distress to forest owners, forest-based businesses, and the communities in which they live.
The publications, links, and other materials presented on this page are to help those trying to recover from a natural disaster:
EGYPT, Miss. -- On hot days, Robert Thompson’s beef cows used to retreat to a cluster of trees in the middle of his pasture for shade.
The 24-head herd will have to cool down elsewhere now as two towering brush and limb piles have replaced the resting area. Clearing a new place for the cows is one of many tasks facing Thompson after an EF-3 tornado chewed through the 18-acre grazing area in Monroe County during a March 25 severe weather outbreak.
Poultry producers across the Southeast have plenty of experience cleaning up after storm damage to broiler and breeder houses, but they now have new guidelines for hurricane preparedness and recovery.
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