Tree Removal Help

samurai

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I've just had a large oak drop in my yard. It happened in a wild non-landscaped area, so the only collateral damage was other smaller trees & bushes. It's 8 feet in circumference, but I don't have an accurate length yet. I've limbed several smaller branches, but I think I need professional help for the main body.

Has anyone here had any success in getting a local sawmill-woodworker-furniture maker to pay you to take it off your hands? I would probably settle for someone just taking it gratis. It's only 20 yards with a semi-clear path to the road, so getting at it won't be a problem.



 

Haeder

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I googled "sawmills near samurai" but that didn't help.

Call a local sawmill, timber buyer or custom woodworking shop and check. I know people that have sold a toppled oak tree for a couple hundred bucks.

Good luck bro.
 
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I googled "sawmills near samurai" but that didn't help.

Call a local sawmill, timber buyer or custom woodworking shop and check. I know people that have sold a toppled oak tree for a couple hundred bucks.

Good luck bro.
Prob more for that one... looks pretty straight...
 

Haeder

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Prob more for that one... looks pretty straight...
Looks pretty dead too. Not sure what condition the wood (huh-huh) is in but he might have a nice little payday waiting for him.
 

gleet

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It's got shrooms all over it. That's a dead rotten worthless tree.
 

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It's no good for lumber if it's rotting from the center, but you could probably get someone to cut it up for firewood and haul it away for free.

Edit: pro-tip, afterwards burn the limbs really close to your house and leave the fire unattended. I hear it's a great way to get your house remodeled.
 

TomC

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It's no good for lumber if it's rotting from the center, but you could probably get someone to cut it up for firewood and haul it away for free.

Edit: pro-tip, afterwards burn the limbs really close to your house and leave the fire unattended. I hear it's a great way to get your house remodeled.
Really bad idea.
 

5skin

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Tannerite is what you're gonna want to use.
 

Mags

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I've just had a large oak drop in my yard. It happened in a wild non-landscaped area, so the only collateral damage was other smaller trees & bushes. It's 8 feet in circumference, but I don't have an accurate length yet. I've limbed several smaller branches, but I think I need professional help for the main body.

Has anyone here had any success in getting a local sawmill-woodworker-furniture maker to pay you to take it off your hands? I would probably settle for someone just taking it gratis. It's only 20 yards with a semi-clear path to the road, so getting at it won't be a problem.



But where will you store your gloves once it's gone?
 

THE FEZ MAN

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Craig's list "free firewood"
 

THE FEZ MAN

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And watch all of the freaks show up with chainsaws? Seems like a bad idea.
You sir don't know entertainment when you see it.

My buddy is a craig's list junkie, he will sell anything on craig's list, a few years ago he put an add in that said "1$ a board decking you remove it all" the next morning he had guys in his driveway having a bidding war over 25 year old pressure treated 5/4 boards. He finally settled on 2$ a board and one guy ripped it out and sold it to the other guy for 3$ a board, and made them sweep the yard with a magnet to get up all the nails and take the shit they wrecked.

Having a bunch of Yahoos running around with chain saws all drunken up is fun to watch, they usually tire them selves out pretty quick, biggest problem is them getting stuck and tearing up the yard
 

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You sir don't know entertainment when you see it.

My buddy is a craig's list junkie, he will sell anything on craig's list, a few years ago he put an add in that said "1$ a board decking you remove it all" the next morning he had guys in his driveway having a bidding war over 25 year old pressure treated 5/4 boards. He finally settled on 2$ a board and one guy ripped it out and sold it to the other guy for 3$ a board, and made them sweep the yard with a magnet to get up all the nails and take the shit they wrecked.

Having a bunch of Yahoos running around with chain saws all drunken up is fun to watch, they usually tire them selves out pretty quick, biggest problem is them getting stuck and tearing up the yard
I'd be happy to watch from a distance, as you did. I'm not inviting that into my house.
 

THE FEZ MAN

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I have several trees that fell on my property in totally un used areas, I just left them to rot
 

mrbucket75

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Shit, Thats wood for the next 3 years. You like fire pits? Go get yourself an inexpensive saw and cut that into blocks, then chop it. You will be a hero.
 

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If you decide to cut it up yourself, and you've never used a saw before, there's one thing you absolutely cannot forget to do... And that is to set up the video camera first.
 
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If you decide to cut it up yourself, and you've never used a saw before, there's one thing you absolutely cannot forget to do... And that is to set up the video camera first.
And down at least 6 beers... oh and wear shorts and flip flops...
 
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I have several trees that fell on my property in totally un used areas, I just left them to rot
I have a shit tonne of Black Birches drooping after storms... need to go buy a half assed saw as cunt got the good one and I got the pruner... meh.
 

THE FEZ MAN

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I just bought a new 18" echo for years I was using an electric but, assman tore it up last year, it didn't owe me anything
 
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I just bought a new 18" echo for years I was using an electric but, assman tore it up last year, it didn't owe me anything
Nah I'll go drop some coin on a mid upper range Stihl... as eventually I want to drop all the trees beside the pond so I get a better view... well that and there are a bunch of wild roses in there that I want to get rid of as well.
 

Bobobie

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I have several trees that fell on my property in totally un used areas, I just left them to rot
This.
I don't see that tree laying on a mowed lawn. Personally, I'd let it sit for 2-3 years to season and then cut it up for firewood.
 

samurai

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I own a chainsaw, but it's only 16". I always prefer to go old school whenever possible .


Then again, I've never had to deal with an 8' log before. I've made some calls and sent some emails today...none of which included drunken local chainsaw wielding yahoos and Craigslist cowboys. ;)

I have several lay-down logs already, but not as prominent as this one...so it's kind of an eyesore. I do have fireplaces, but haven't used them since my furnace heat exchanger failed a few winters ago. So keeping firewood doesn't interest me.

We'll see what happens.