Charity event to harvest timber after major Texas wildfire

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The Logs to Lumber organization in Bastrop County, Texas, is holding the Lost Pines Log Pull charity event May 26-27 and seeks volunteer participants.

The “Burned Forest Challenge” follows the Labor Day 2011 wildfires, the “largest wildfire in Texas history,” says area property owner Jamaica Morz, that destroyed 1,700 homes.

To help citizens rebuild, the Logs to Lumber nonprofit organization was founded to facilitate the harvest and utilization of still-viable timber resources. With more than a million and a half loblolly pines affected by the fire and potentially hundreds of acres to be cleared, the log pull competition was organized in hopes of spurring on the effort.

A $1,200 cash prize for the log-pulling team that garners the most points sweetens the pot.

Area residents 18 and older with off-road vehicles can compete by filling out entry forms available via Find the effort on Facebook here.

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