And you should be. For one thing, that was uncalled for, both rude and unhelpful. For another, there was no log in my inventory; I checked twice, left the game, ran it and tried hacking up trees, again. Still nothing.
Then I removed the mod, reloaded, saved, quit, and placed the mod back in. When I ran my last savegame and moved to another wooded area to try once more, the logs correctly appeared in my inventory. I didn't think until afterwards to check for conflicts between mods using Tespcdv, but there's no telling what caused the problem, given all the variables involved. In any case, it's working, now.
To the Righteous belong the fruits of violent victory. The rest of us will have to settle for warm friends, warm lovers, and a wink from a quietly supportive universe.