When I had my dead pines cut down, I didn't have the logs hauled off. Nor the chipped wood. The chipped wood I'm now using as mulch in my garden. It protects the roots of plants through cold or drought, and when thick enough (3-5") holds down the weeds. I'm using a good bit of it to lay out where I plan to have vegetables, herbs and edible flowers in the spring and summer. I just dump it over the grass, and after a good rain, move it around a bit and pull the grass out almost effortlessly. Since I'm talking about Bermuda grass, that "effortlessly" part is important to me! Eventually, it also breaks down into food for the soil and plants. Another bit of it, along with the leaves I keep raking up, I'm dumping on some low spots to build them up and level the front yard across a culvert (although I confess I'm now also thinking about putting in a water feature there, so maybe I won't level ALL of it out!) The trees that survived are those around which I had dumped kitchen & yard waste for decades.
The logs I was thinking about making into lumber, but that's more expensive than buying lumber. Some we are going to slice down the middle to use in bujilding raised beds. Others we are going to slice into 3-4" rounds and use as stepping stones. Still others we plan to cut into rounds and place on legs for use as garden stools and a table (after varnishing them. My bees seem to still be around, so I may end up having some honey one of these days. Not that I'm eager to be the one to collect it!
To close, we got three oranges off our Republic of Texas orange tree. I had no idea the flesh would be red inside! the stm area was pithy -- not sure we picked them at the right time. But the rest of the fruits were juicy and sweet, So pretty too! Our spinach is doing well, radishes should be grown soon, Ditto for beets and carrots. The bunching onions are surprisingly small for the length of time since planted. Need to get out the packets and see how long they need to maturity. Peppers still producing, and we have a few little green tomatoes. Lettuce, purslane and pansies make some tasty salads, along with the little carrots I'm pulling to thin the rows. Kale is magnificently abundant. It's true, everything tastes better if you grew it yourself :)