May storms caused $12 million in damage to Missouri timber

Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation said the storms that hit the state in May damaged about a third of the state's timber harvest.

That's about 204 million board feet on 113,000 acres.

More than half of the damaged trees are on private land, with the rest in the Mark Twain National Forest or conservation areas.

Had the trees not been damaged, the state says the timber could have fetched $12 million. Significant damage occurred in 36 counties.