If you drive through southeast Alabama or southwest Georgia, you can still see plenty of damage from Hurricane Michael, which hit there in 2018. Researchers with Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences are currently working on a “Downed Timber Initiative,” which aims to develop new methods of using fallen trees and branches decimated by hurricanes that would otherwise go to waste or be burned, and developing them into innovative products, according to an article in Growing Georgia. You can read more about this and similar projects related to downed timber at https://georgia.growingamerica.com/features/2020/12/auburn-university-working-project-hurricane-ravaged-timber.

Source: Georgia Forestry Commission Facebook page