Old Pine Trees Have Dead Branches Most Of The Way To The Top

Question From: M. Shepherd - Clayhole, Kentucky, United States
Q: I have a few old pine trees and the branches are dead most of the way up the tree like over 3/4 of the tree should I salvage the trees for lumber or leave them alone. There are a few dead ones already fallen and rotten on ground. I live in eastern ky

A: Salvage them for lumber if they still show green. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy