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Looking to sell a black walnut tree that is over 30 feet tall need help to find someone to buy it

by AMDio
posted 10-16-2018 12:05 PM


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Lazyman

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#1 posted 10-16-2018 12:39 PM

Check Craigslist for people buying, selling and milling lumber. Look for people who have a portable saw mill who will come out to mill it for you and see if they are interested in buying the logs from you. Some of them sell lumber too.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#2 posted 10-16-2018 01:24 PM

Good luck.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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lumbering_on

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#3 posted 10-16-2018 01:27 PM

Let me guess, you think someone is going to pay you to cut down your tree and remove it? Let us know how that works out for you.

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firefighterontheside

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#4 posted 10-16-2018 01:31 PM

In Missouri I pay someone $1 per board foot for their akready on the ground walnut log. I will not pay to cut a yard tree down. People get PAID to do that for a reason. Your tree is not gonna make you a lot of money.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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Lazyman

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#5 posted 10-16-2018 01:33 PM

Yeah. They probably won’t cut it down for you.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#6 posted 10-16-2018 01:53 PM

Talk to your local forester, he should have some contacts for you. It’s worth a lot of money once it’s cut into boards, dried , and planed, until then it’s just work. A guy in my area (for the past 7 years) has been trying to get someone to pay him for two of his walnut trees stuck between the garage and house.

-- if it is to be it is up to me

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#7 posted 10-16-2018 02:32 PM

always nice to have a reminder of this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTgQHWQoatg

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Snipes

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#8 posted 10-16-2018 06:09 PM

^^ that right there is funny

-- if it is to be it is up to me

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William Shelley

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#9 posted 10-16-2018 08:40 PM

MAYBE on the west coast you could find a buyer for a standing black walnut tree. They’re more rare out here. But on the east coast they’re more plentiful so at best I’d say you could trade the lumber for the cutting labor. It’s not cheap to remove urban trees, especially if they’re close to structures or power lines.

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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#10 posted 10-16-2018 11:10 PM

I think you’ll find it not worth a lot of money. If it’s a yard tree many sawyers won’t even touch it.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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AlaskaGuy

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#11 posted 10-16-2018 11:20 PM



always nice to have a reminder of this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTgQHWQoatg

- tomsteve

ve seen that one…...........So true. :)

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#12 posted 10-17-2018 12:28 AM

But it’s highly valueable :)

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Jonny22

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#13 posted 10-17-2018 01:09 AM

Never thought of flipping trees for a living. Cool idea. Long-term investment

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JCamp

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#14 posted 10-17-2018 01:39 AM

Until it’s on the ground and milled up it’s really not worth much if anything. I’d say you’ll be doing good to find someone to cut it and take the log for free, which could still leave you with the limbs.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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tomsteve

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#15 posted 10-18-2018 09:26 PM



But it’s highly valueable :)

- TheFridge

as are the black walnuts that fall off it. i have 3 in my back yard 26-38”DBA. coulda fillled an 8’ pickup bed. by the time i got the bed loaded and got em to a processor i woulda had enough to go out for a fancy schmancy meal at dennys.

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WDHLT15

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#16 posted 10-19-2018 12:28 PM

Yard trees always have metal in them.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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HokieKen

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#17 posted 10-19-2018 06:41 PM

There was a guy near here who thought his Walnut tree was gonna pad his pockets. He had it felled and wanted to sell off the tree for $400. Now the tree is still laying on the ground completely untouched, limbs and all. So, me and apparently several others offered to remove the tree for him but implied we weren’t about to pay him for the privilege.

That was back in the spring. The tree is still laying in his yard rotting last time I rode by there. Stubborn SOB…

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#18 posted 10-19-2018 08:04 PM

Guy up the street had one cut then put 2 firewood rounds out with a sign $250 has sat for 4 months, trash pickup was Wednesday drove buy yesterday, Thursday wood gone!

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#19 posted 10-19-2018 08:30 PM

This one was worth about $-10 (negative 10) since that is how much fuel the saw took to Buck it into firewood. It was a good bit past 30’ though…lol

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