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BurlyBob

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788 days ago

I’m retiring next summer and have inherited 3 acres in SW Iowa with several Black walnut trees. I need to make contact with a sawyer to mill after I knock them down.


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 788 days ago

Yes, I know I am a distance away (Western South Dakota). but you utter some magic words…..Black Walunut! if there is a chance of getting some I could possibly arrange to come out.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 788 days ago

Are they river bottom black walnuts or hedge row black Walnuts? Not that I can help with a sawyer, just dreaming of my days in Iowa and all the black walnut I came across. If it is river bottom walnut, the stumps may be worth more than the tree. Thanks.

-- They call me Mr. Silly

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BurlyBob

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#3 posted 788 days ago

These trees are on a small town lot several in an old ditch. The largest was 30”-38” at the base is behind Granddad old house. A mill in Council Bluffs said they’d give me $250 dollars if I delivered that 10+ foot trunk to them. I told them, “I bet you would.” You know it hasn’t cost me a dime to leave it standing till I get there. I’m going to bring as much of it back here to keep me busy in my new garage over the winters after duck season is froze out. I’m gonna try to grub out a bunch of the roots for things. Might try to sell a good deal of this to over my costs. This was a plan my Dad and I hatched 15-20 years back before he past.

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WDHLT15

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#4 posted 788 days ago

Go to Craigslist to look for a Sawyer. Check out the Farm section and the Services section. If the trees are near an old homestead, they almost certainly contain metal, and most mills will not buy these trees. Most people believe that their yard grown black walnut trees are worth a fortune, but they are not worth much at all.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln

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Crackerjak

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#5 posted 721 days ago

How did the saw mill go in CB?

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