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Forum topic by Brad36 posted 894 days ago 864 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Brad36

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894 days ago

I was woundering what trees I md produce the most valuable lumber


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#1 posted 894 days ago

The lumber someone else wants to sell.

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#2 posted 894 days ago

Black walnut and black cherry usually command the highest lumber prices.

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#3 posted 894 days ago

It depends a great deal on the grade, cut and demand. For instance I have been told there is a high demand for clear quarter sawn Osage Orange by luthiers. Holly is also a high dollar wood. Availability is also a driving factor.

Of course the log is not as valuable as the cut and dried wood. Do research. For the most part Zforums such as this may not be the best place for specialized information. If you have a question about the quality of your standing timber, your local Forister could possibly help. Call and talk to consumers of a speciality product. Some specialty consumers prefer to dry their own wood.

-- Barbara

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