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Forum topic by Dbhoosier posted 03-05-2017 08:45 PM 587 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-05-2017 08:45 PM

Hi there,

Not sure if this is the right forum for this post – if not, please let me know.

I have two large trees on my property that need to come down. One is a walnut tree about 30’ tall or so – it is dying and near the city street, so the city wants it to come down. I’m guessing there could be some decent lumber or slabs from it. I also have a 30’ or so ash tree that needs to come down as well. The borers have gotten it – we injected and trimmed it, with hopes of saving it, but no dice. It was at least 50’ tall before we trimmed it. I can post pictures of both trees if that is helpful.

Does anyone know if someone in central Indiana has a portable mill and wants these, or if there is a lumber mill that would come take them and use the wood? Otherwise, I’ll be using a tree service to cut them down and will split the wood for firewood. I already have more wood stored up in my barn than I can use right now and don’t have the room to keep storing more; thus, my hope is that someone could make better use of these trees than just fuel for fire.

If anyone has suggestions, please let me know. Thank you!

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#1 posted 03-05-2017 09:36 PM

Good luck but typically no one wants residential trees. It is not cheap to have trees taken down. I have had a number of ash trees taken down for same reason.

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#2 posted 03-05-2017 11:08 PM

here is a link to the central indiana wood turners club.
I am always looking at harvesting local wood for my turning projects.

I would google saw mills and woodworking clubs in your area. Or if you have a Rockler or woodcraft store for example. go talk with them.

-- John

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#3 posted 03-05-2017 11:26 PM

I got a flyer from DanDrew Inc, 219-299-0855. They sell slabs so perhaps they would be interested in harvesting. They are in Valpo, so you’ll want to see how far they go.


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