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Forum topic by alohafromberkeley posted 11-15-2013 04:09 PM 1536 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-15-2013 04:09 PM

Hi- I just saw this listing for Craigs List-Oakland/Rockridge area if anyone is interested. This is not my listing but just wanted to give a heads up for anyone who is: “I have a old Black Walnut tree in our back yard that an arborist has confirmed is dying. It is about 30 ft. tall and 48 inches in diameter at the bottom. I know this wood can be valuable and I don’t just want to have it cut up and thrown out. I am looking for someone who might want this wood, and can help us with the cost of cutting it down in exchange for taking the wood.” Posting ID: 4189559013- Nov. 13 From SF bay area>east bay> by owner ( REPLY- I’ve never done this before and don’t know if this is OK to post… but it seems like it could be a decent deal if the wood is sound. If I had a chain saw and a metal detector I’d be calling for info.

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#1 posted 11-15-2013 05:40 PM

This is just the kind of thing I like to take advantage of. Sadly, I live in Iowa and it would be too long of a drive.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 11-16-2013 03:18 AM

Most yard walnut trees have no commercial value. Many landowners believe that their yard walnut trees, full of nails, bullets, clothes line pulleys, hanging basket brackets, etc. are worth a fortune. They find out otherwise, fast, when they talk to the Tree Service guys. You better be very well insured if you go cutting trees in someone’s yard. Very well insured.

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#3 posted 11-17-2013 08:47 AM

I just saw this ad and am seriously considering it. Anybody know if the color wood come out if you sand these things down past the sun bleaching?

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