Hurricane Katrina Forest Recovery

As we work together to tackle the historic challenge that Hurricane Katrina has presented to the forestry communities of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama, we hope that this blog will be a valuable resource and tool.

Thursday, January 18

Hurricane Katrina: Impacts on Different Pine Species and Implications for Landowners

Hurricane Katrina roared through Mississippi on August 29, 2005. In her path, some 1.2 million acres of forestland were damaged. About 2 years worth of annual timber harvest for Mississippi was blown down in one day, with the greatest damage occurring in southeast Mississippi. Hardwood bottomlands, pine sawtimber and recently thinned pine stands were most severely damaged.


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