|Forum topic by Beeguy||posted 11-12-2011 12:45 AM||1995 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
11-12-2011 12:45 AM
We were unfortunate enough to be in the path of an early PA snowstorm that dumped a foot of snow on trees that were still full of leaves. Needless to say we had a lot of damage. I have spent the past week and a half cutting up a fair amount of wood. Most of it is going to my neighbor for his stove. But I was wondering what the minimum diameter to realistically yield lumber is.
There is a sawmill two miles from my home where it can be cut and dried, so transport cost in zero. I have some poplar that is 2 ft. which should give some nice boards. But I also have some maple varying from 8 to 14 inches. Since I planted every one of these trees I would like to get something out of them rather than just a lot of work cutting firewood that I can’t use. As the mill will be cutting some wood for me already a few more logs added now would be better than showing up with a small job later. I am just wondering at what point would it be diminishing returns.
-- Ron, Kutztown, PA "The reward is in the journey."