We have a report telling us that one timber owner is having difficulty selling his large trees due to "wind stress". Old growth timber is subject to this and can affect the marketability of the timber.
Let this be a lesson for those who wanted to saw the old growth timber in Watoga. It could have come at a horrible price to someone, namely those trying to sell timber that the sawmills won't cut. Thank goodness we dodged this bullet.
By the way, have you notice that there is very little talk about the "barrel factory" now that the state turned down Watoga.
Wonder why? see below copied material.
Windthrow mechanics, stand-level instability