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Posted on I have opportunity to take down a black walnut tree, but don't know what I'm doing.

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bigJohninvegas

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#1 posted 08-10-2016 04:47 AM

Definitely worth the effort. Leave the logs as long as you can handle. If once cut, it looks like you can harvest good boards, seal it as is till you can have it milled. If to much sap wood to be worth the effort to mill long boards. Make turning blanks and or shorter boards from it. Find turners in your area. The crotch pieces on all the smaller limbs make good turning. I get most of my turning wood for free, and I’m harvesting it all myself. I know alot of turners who don’t really have the ability to harvest and mill there own blanks. And I don’t have walnut here in the desert. Maybe a small market to sell some of it to turners. Maybe offset the cost of milling the rest.
Good luck.

-- John


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