Disaster strikes, and the right first concern is people. When the people begin to recover their homes and lives, the focus can shift to the loss of another Lamar County treasure: thousands and thousands of beautiful trees.
Seriously.... trees... thats your complaint? You have a home that withstood the tornado, some people lost everything,and your complaint is trees? You have that right to complain, but in reality... trees?
We also lost our home and much of our belongings. We loved where we were and we had to relocate. If you have nothing better to do than complain about other people's statements. Take your elsewhere. There are many families here in Lamar County that lost so much and it is very stressful. This article is about the environmental effects of the tornadoes.
Not complaining about statements, just saying that we want everything given to us. Trees? Why not go to the nursery and get some trees do not expect the county, or government to pay for everything. Your probably sucking this county dry because you will not do something for yourself. Im tired of people playing victim, then crying because they do not get everything they ask for. A tornado hit, the people pulled together more here than anyone in the country, and you complain because your trees are down? Come on, at what point do you take ownership and stop complaining and blame everything on the system failure? They do not have enough money for everyone, yet they are making sure everyone has a home. Trees? It makes me sick!
People who don't own acreage sometimes don't understand the value of trees as a crop. If a farmer's livelihood is dependent on soybeans or cotton, a natural disaster might be covered under crop insurance or some sort of USDA reimbursement program. Trees, for the most part, are not a seasonal crop and can take a couple of generations to become suitable for harvest. They aren't covered by any sort of insurance. A disaster that wipes out a grove of trees can have an enormous impact on a tree farmer and can be financially ruinous, both from lost equity (and property value) and cleanup expenses. Trees aren't just for aesthetics; it's not a matter of the grower going to the nursery and "planting a tree to make it all pretty again." Most of these downed trees are no longer harvestable as prime timber, and the years and years of investment in a once in a lifetime crop harvest blew away just as if a pile of money did, except these farmers now have the additional uncovered expense of cleanup. For those of you that lost stands of trees, you have my sympathy. A tree harvest of old red oaks put me through college and I am extremely grateful.
Excuse me??? I wan't given a damn thing and nobody found my family housing. We did it all on our own. I received NOTHING from the county, state, or federal government. I'm glad some neighborhoods banned together after the tornado hit but that was not the case in ours. We are still not settled in and have nothing for the holidays to even attempt to celebrate so why don't you pay attention and stop bickering about something and someone that you know nothing about.
It seems to me that you are the one whining here. This article is about trees and the impact on the environment.
Nothing to celebrate at Christmas? What about the fact that everything you mentioned can be replaced. However, your life cannot! Seems like your angry because your qualifications for funding do not meet the criteria. Obviousley you have a home, because your whinning on a computer. You may not have everything you once had, but your looking past what you do have. If that is not a reason to be grateful, then I would hate to live in your angry, mean spirited life. What is it you want from the government anyway?