I have a good friend in south Mississippi, about 30 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. Before Katrina he had a pine stand behind his house he could have sold for something in the $10,000 - 15,000 range. After Katrina he was hoping to get enough to pay the deductible on his homeowners insurance claim, every rafter in his house was broken. I remember him telling me they cut around 60 pine trees to pour the slab for his house. They are good for paper, 2x4's and falling on stuff. Georgia Pacific, International Paper Co., and their competitors are planting more everyday, never feel bad about printing off something, it's just like cotton, they are growing more.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. Winston Churchill