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Forum topic by NikkiGog posted 05-14-2015 01:25 AM 836 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-14-2015 01:25 AM

I have a large Redwood on my property that I need cut down. I would like to sell the wood & hopefully have whoever want the it would pay for cutting it down. Does anyone have any ideas on how I would go about this. I am in Northern CA. thanks

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#1 posted 05-14-2015 01:26 AM

Had your location narrowed down by the description of the tree! Curious, is the wood valuable? Seems to be a lot of redwood everywhere, and already milled.

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#2 posted 05-14-2015 07:03 AM

You’ll want to find a local custom logger. Viability will depend a lot on ease (or lack) of access to both fall the tree and maneuver the log

You might try Wood-Mizer—-they keep a directory of people with their small portable saw-mills, and those guys often know loggers.

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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#3 posted 05-14-2015 11:48 AM

The chance of getting someone to cut down and remove the tree for the wood is very slim. Especially if it is a residential or yard tree. You have to be careful who you let on your property with a chainsaw.

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

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#4 posted 05-14-2015 04:13 PM

Try Jerry’s idea. Lots of good woodworkers hunt for quality wood to use, but a standing tree has a lot of challenges, you have to get it down (not exactly simply) limbed, bucked and then trucked to a sawmill, boarded, dried, and then someone has to store the entire tree’s worth of lumber. Each one of those steps eliminates more and more interested parties until you have a very llimited number of people who can do it all. Typically those folks are pros and they might want to charge you for their service.

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#5 posted 05-14-2015 04:19 PM

I think you had better check with the county before cutting down a tree. It may be considered endangered. I used to live in CA, but now live in Ms. There are regulations which govern what trees I can cut down and those I cannot. Usually trees that are 100+ years old are protected.

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