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Forum topic by FancyShoes posted 06-05-2016 10:24 PM 1121 views 0 times favorited 23 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-05-2016 10:24 PM

Its a nice tree, but I think it would be the time to chop it down and use it for lumber..

Maybe if Its good enough for lumber I can get it cut.. It is a very wide tree. Not exactly sure yet.

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#1 posted 06-05-2016 10:40 PM

Why would you cut it down? Is it diseased or encroaching on the house? The power lines are on the other side of the street. If there are low hanging limbs over the sidewalk just prune them. It’s a nice looking tree. I would sure as heck leave it standing to enjoy and get my lumber at the mill from trees that really need removal.

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#2 posted 06-05-2016 10:44 PM

Looks a bit like walnut but too far from the leaves to tell. Seems a shame to cut down such a beautiful tree.

-- @craftcollectif ,,

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#3 posted 06-05-2016 11:08 PM

I want to cut it before the lumber gets ruined. Or diseased, or dead, or bug rotts, trees should be harvested before that happens. It is a beautiful tree.. I was thinking it may be walnut, and if it is walnut, being as wide as it is, would be very valuable milled.

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#4 posted 06-05-2016 11:15 PM

Maybe people who don’t like beautiful trees should be “harvested”...

-- Last week I finally got my $*i# together. Unfortunately, it was in my shop, so I will probably never find it again.

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#5 posted 06-05-2016 11:34 PM

Maybe people who don t like beautiful trees should be “harvested”...

- JeffP

You are a wood worker, where do you think your lumber come froms? Ugly trees only?

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#6 posted 06-06-2016 12:04 AM

Hey Fancy, if that’s your tree, and you have lived there for any amount of time, shouldn’t you have noticed if there were any nuts around. I’m not talking wood workers, but actual ball shaped things that fall from trees…........... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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#7 posted 06-06-2016 12:22 AM

Its not my tree, its one a few block away from where I live.

I was thinking of offering them some cash for it. If I can find a mill that can cut that size tree. Its gotta be 40” or wider

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#8 posted 06-06-2016 12:39 AM

There are tree identification guides on the net.

-- Rick M,

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#9 posted 06-06-2016 12:42 AM

Could be pecan.

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

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#10 posted 06-06-2016 12:45 AM

Looks like tree-of-heaven to me. Can you get a close-up pic of the leaf? In walnut, the terminal leaflet aborts and is missing. Not so in tree-of-heaven.

Also, walnut bark is dark chocolate brown and heavily furrowed. The inner bark of walnut is a bright sulfur yellow.

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

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#11 posted 06-06-2016 12:48 AM

that is probably one of the easiest trees to ID. you think Now would be a good time to process it? what are you going to offer?

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#12 posted 06-06-2016 01:10 AM

Let us know what the owners say when you offer to “chop” down their 200 year old healthy tree for some cash.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#13 posted 06-06-2016 05:12 AM

Let us know what the owners say when you offer to “chop” down their 200 year old healthy tree for some cash.

- Randy_ATX

And be ready to run! :)

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#14 posted 06-06-2016 06:09 AM

Perhaps the person who owns the tree knows what it is. You’d the they would.

I’d bet money the owners aren’t ready to cut it down.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#15 posted 06-06-2016 04:54 PM

If they concur to cut it down it going to cost a pretty penny and some time before you can get any cash.

  • You need to pay to have it cut down properly (experts) for maximum yield.
  • You will need to pay for some heavy transportation.
  • You need to pay to mill it.
  • You need to pay proper storage to dry it (one year/inch of thickness) so any the wood would not be ready for sale for a minimum of one year!

Are you willing to pay, pay, pay, and wait?

And, besides all that, it is a beautiful tree …..... !

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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