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Rita, revisited
« on: September 05, 2006, 10:15:08 AM »
A couple of shots I found on my camera from Rita damage to a clients land.  Not what you saw out of New Orleans, or Beaumont with Rita, but consider that one years production of Texas pine timber went down like this.



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Re: Rita, revisited
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2006, 09:49:06 PM »
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Been trying my best to forget about pictures like those.  Saw quite enough in the forty some odd days we worked during Katrina and Rita. Andrew was the first major storm I took a camera to. Shoot about thirty rolls of film. Each successive storm I have shoot less pictures. Ivan was about 16 rolls, Katrina six rolls, Rita only three. Most all of the latter are people shots. You get tired of seeing the destruction and devastation of peoples lives and property.
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Re: Rita, revisited
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2006, 09:52:47 PM »
Yup, but, unfortunately, we are still feeling the effects of it with low timber prices, declining markets, loss of good loggers, etc.  That first picture may have given you some work, about a mile of highline down with the likes of the first picture.
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Re: Rita, revisited
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2006, 10:17:12 PM »
What were pine prices just before those storms,  six months ago,  and now? 

What are the forcasted prices in the coming year or two?
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Re: Rita, revisited
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2006, 11:30:46 PM »
In order of your question:  $350.00, more or less free, and $285.00 per thousand board feet.

Texas timber prices have taken a hit for the past five years are so, and Rita like to have finished it off.
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Re: Rita, revisited
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2006, 07:26:08 AM »
Six or seven years ago there were about 40 log trucks passing my house daily. Now maybe three of four.  It amazes me how the industry in our neck of the woods has gone down. I'm right across Toledo Bend Lake from the East Texas Pineywoods. 

   
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Re: Rita, revisited
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2006, 07:40:27 AM »
I've been driving a 60 mile stretch of I-20 every day for a year now across north Louisiana, and my gut feeling is that the number of logging trucks on the road is picking up. I passed the Weyerhauser OSB plant one day, and they had a whack o' logs that would make Kirk Allen swoon. But I was told they were doing that to keep their loggers in business. They certainly had a steady stream of trucks coming into the plant. Maybe things are picking up a little.
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