Hail, adventurer, you come at an opportune time! My botanist's hatchet serves its own purpose well enough, but I'd hesitate to use it on anything that bites back. I would guess that your own skill at arms is more apropos for this situation.
I was crossing the bridge behind me when I got to thinking of all I've seen since the Calamity. What boggles the mind wobbles the body, and before I knew it, I was nearly on my face and the lumber in my arms was scattered all over the bridge. Some of it must've fallen over the side.
Now, I'm not so green as to go vaulting under the bridge when I know perfectly well of the fiends below. But an adventurer should have little and less to fear. Will you go in my stead to retrieve the wood?