|Forum topic by adrianpglover||posted 04-29-2014 06:03 PM||495 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
04-29-2014 06:03 PM
So I’ve been toying with the idea of cutting down a bald cypress tree that’s been over-pruned by a previous owner and my neighbor. It’s very straight for the first 20 feet and is about 19” diameter around 2 feet off the ground. There shouldn’t be very many knots in the tree with how it’s been pruned. The tree will need to come down sometime soon as it doesn’t have enough upper foliage to support it’s trunk.
So here’s the real question: Is it worth it for me to have someone mill the tree into boards?
If so, any suggestions as to what I should build from the lumber?
If I go through with it, I plan on having the tree felled and milled to 1” thickness boards around November of this year, painting the ends of the boards, and stacking them in my attic with separation strapping boards and some bricks on top as weights.