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Forum topic by Sawmillnc posted 09-14-2010 10:56 PM 1089 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sawmillnc

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09-14-2010 10:56 PM

Be aware that there are more and more states issuing bans for the transport of green Walnut logs and lumber meaning you cannot transport ANY Juglans species from these states. This primarily infests Claro Walnut (Juglans hindsii) but does affect Juglans regia, Juglans nigra and Juglans cineria

If the east coast is infested by the walnut twig beetle, it will mean the possible demise of quality available walnut lumber much like chestnut.

Penalties will be severe if caught.

http://www.nmpromagazine.com/north-carolina-issues-thousand-cankers-disease-quarantine.aspx

This will drive up pricing on Walnut lumber dramatically.

-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)


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Tadd

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#1 posted 09-14-2010 11:09 PM

The Walnut in my backyard is dying from the disease. It is such a wonderful tree and hard to see it ailing.

-- Tadd, Denver, http://patentcraftsman.com/

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#2 posted 09-14-2010 11:31 PM

The way I read the notice is if the lumber has been milled, kiln-dried and has square edges without bark it is NOT included in the ban. Is this not the case?

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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#3 posted 09-15-2010 12:08 AM

@Medicken
That is correct. That increases the overall costs especially for retailers as many concentration yards buy green from sawmills like me and dry and sort by grade at the drying site. Not being able to buy logs or lumber and transport across state lines increases value add from point of origin, but also reduces supply as many mills don’t have a kiln, don’t know how to operate a kiln properly or can’t afford a kiln.

-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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#4 posted 09-15-2010 02:20 AM

It is hard enough to get walnut here as it is. Has the dept. made any attempts to combat the infestation? Locally, walnut here is in the $8-$11bf range and the wood is nothing special. I have seen prices as high as $20bf

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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Sawmillnc

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#5 posted 09-15-2010 02:38 AM

Are you in California? This is the first step in combating the infestation.

-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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#6 posted 09-15-2010 05:02 AM

I am in California. I am about 2 hours north of Los Angeles

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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#7 posted 09-15-2010 05:16 AM

I imagine that claro prices should drop in your neck of the woods especially for non kiln dried stock.

Most of the dealers I have dealt with in the past in Fresno and near Stockton don’t kiln dry and wouldn’t be able to legally ship to most states on the eastern seaboard.

-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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#8 posted 09-15-2010 06:07 AM

The only supplier in the area is in Fresno, Higgins Hardwood. I am currently looking for smaller sawyers in the area. Being I am in a desert area there is not much native walnut here. most of what is here is eucalyptus, oak and some poplar.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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#9 posted 09-16-2010 06:31 AM

There is also Joey Sommawang in Fresno

-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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