Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Derecho edits

Images that didn't make it into print for my spread in May's Rural Missouri - A Changed Landscape: A year after the Derecho.

Aerial view of damage taken in February of 2010. For 45 minutes winds in excess of 90 mph pummeled the woods of Southern Missouri causing over 100,000 acres of downed timber.

Clark Hinkel runs a chainsaw on a damaged property east of Fredericktown, Missouri.

Trying to make order out of chaos.

A claw grapple on a skidder.

Logger Steve Toppins attaches logs to his skidder.

Toppins attaches a choker to help skid out logs.

Toppins mans the log skidder away from mangled tree remnants a year after the derecho.

A logging truck races by a downed tree along Highway 72 near Bunker, Missouri.

Thousands of logs sit untouched at Missouri Tie and Timber in Bunker, Missouri.

Processing logs at the sawmill.

A destroyed cabin in Reynolds County.

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