Going, Going, Gone

We got a break in the rain yesterday, so hubby and youngest son broke out the chainsaw and chopped up the toppled tree in our front yard. I thought hubby would keep some of the wood and dry it out to use in his woodworking, but he said the quality of the wood wasn't worth storing it for a year while it dried. Not enough grain and the root ball - where burls would have been - was mostly rotted out. Now we need to decide if we want another orchid tree or one with better grain/burls so that, when it inevitably blows over, hubby can harvest the wood. How's that for lemons to lemonade?