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Forum topic by Chris posted 08-27-2013 07:40 PM 1168 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-27-2013 07:40 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tree lumber maryland sawmill

I’ve got a large tree on my property that’s running the risk of coming down in the next big storm, at least, from my untrained eye. It has some damage from a near-by lightning strike but seems to be solid for the most part. I’m interested in getting the tree taken down just so it comes down in a controlled environment rather than a storm or ice but was thinking it would be cool to turn it into lumber and build some thing(s) from the tree.

I don’t have access to a wood-mizer or anything like it and it’s probably not realistic to try and get one just for one tree. Does anyone know of a company/service that will fell a tree and turn it into lumber on-site or a saw mill in the Maryland area where I could bring the logs?


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#1 posted 08-28-2013 03:00 PM

TreeBones blogged about a portable sawmill service a while back that might help you out. A Google maps search near me also located a few other options.

-- paxorion

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#2 posted 08-28-2013 04:15 PM

Chris, where in MD? I am outside of hagerstown and know two different mills in the state

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#3 posted 08-28-2013 04:26 PM

North of Mount Airy, but I also have some walnut logs I can have for free outside of Hagerstown that I’m interesting in getting cut up.

I found these guys and will probably give them a call at some point –

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#4 posted 08-28-2013 05:40 PM

Chris, if I were closer, I’d sure give you a call! It is tough to find people who will mill urban lumber because the nails and other metal embedded can be pretty hard on sawmilll blades. You might check with your state forest products association for a sawmill in your area, and with manufacturers of portable sawmills. Norwood sawmills, for example might be able to help you. You should be able to find someone in your area who, like me, specializes in salvaging logs.

-- Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.

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#5 posted 08-28-2013 06:44 PM

Chris, If you can move the logs I would call Keith at He is in Jefferson MD and if you need a mill to come to you I would call Cecil at Woodbine Md. If you need a hand moving logs I am outside of Hagerstown and could give you a hand. Send me a PM

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#6 posted 08-29-2013 12:53 AM

Inquire here.

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

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