Summary of the data collected by the MFC on January 24, 2017:
- Approximately 1,571 forested acres damaged
- 1,453 acres – privately owned
- 118 acres – public lands managed by the MFC
- Approximately 4,320 total acres impacted
The estimated economic impact on privately owned forestland is listed below (by county):
Table 1: Estimated economic impact – private forestland
|County||Pine Acres||Hardwood Acres||Mixed Acres||Total Acres||Total Economic Impact|
*Public forestland and urban forestland within city limits were not used in Table 1 calculations.
The economic impact estimate takes into account young sub-merchantable stands, as well as mature timber. The value estimate may be low for individual timber stands or landowners, as some experienced the loss of high-value trees. The amounts used to calculate the value estimate were $5/ ton for pulpwood and $25/ ton for sawtimber.
The total economic impact of the EF-3 tornado on all forested acreage in the affected area (including public forestland and urban forestland within city limits) was estimated to be between $410,784 – $1,089,750.