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Old 03-12-2011, 02:39 PM
 
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Default Can you sell oak trees?

We have some huge oak trees in our backyard, some of which need to be felled as they are too close to our house. Is it possible to sell the wood from these trees or is this a non-starter?

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Old 03-12-2011, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Cranford NJ
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lots of cords there sell for firewood, all oak could net $200/cord
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:57 AM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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A friend of mine used to sell oak trees for lumber, he said it paid well, but I have no idea of how it's done.
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:09 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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We have some huge oak trees in our backyard, some of which need to be felled as they are too close to our house. Is it possible to sell the wood from these trees or is this a non-starter?

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Try to find a woodworker who makes furniture. Some of them will buy the tree & have it taken down. If that fails, then check into selling it for firewood.
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:12 AM
 
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A friend of mine used to sell oak trees for lumber, he said it paid well, but I have no idea of how it's done.
It used to be easier when most furniture was manufactured in this country. Now you have to find an independant cabinetmaker or furniture maker.
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Old 03-13-2011, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Cranford NJ
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There are no kilns in NJ to handle drying the wood properly, and to ship out of state could be costly. Local oak can be used to make pallets and donage without drying in a kiln.
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:33 PM
 
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Thanks for replies. I'll investigate further.
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