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#1 posted 05-29-2017 02:05 PM

The branching pattern of the tree may also be a factor on how worthwhile it is to try to have it sawn into lumber. You mentioned that the branches are 36” around (~11” diameter). That is a pretty big branch for a pine tree. The other factor that affects the quality of the wood you’ll get is how long and straight the logs you cut out of the tree are. You would probably want logs of at least 8’ long with no significant branches. An 11” wide branch coming out of the middle of one of your logs would probably not give you great boards from that log, for example Your sawyer should be able to give you some good advice and tell you if it is worth your while. You could also see if there are any guys with mobile sawmills that will come do it on site. Also be aware that some of these sawyers will charge you for a broken blade if they hit a nail while sawing your trees up so make sure you ask what all the fees are.

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