Is a large Maple covere in burls worth trying to sell?

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Forum topic by wrecklessranch posted 12-30-2014 02:48 AM 1254 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-30-2014 02:48 AM

My parents have a large maple on their property in Western WA that is covered with burls probably 25’ up.

Is this tree of any value to someone for furniture or? It’s in a location where it would be relatively easy to cut down.

If it’s valuable, how do I go about finding a buyer and making sure it’s taken down safely and they get a fair price for it?


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#1 posted 12-30-2014 05:24 AM

Probably a lot more valuable to woodturners. Look for any clubs in your area.

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#2 posted 12-30-2014 05:33 AM

advertise it on wood traders on face book,yes it is valuable, would love to get a hold of that!

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#3 posted 12-30-2014 01:03 PM

Yep, especially for bowl blanks.

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#4 posted 12-30-2014 03:20 PM

If you look on Craigslist in the area there are some people that are looking to buy logs, at least on the Seattle craigslist that I’ve seen. It would be worth contacting them most likely.

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#5 posted 12-30-2014 04:28 PM

I agree with above- advertise on craigslist or one of the logs wanted. I know some one with a mill over there that may be interested or know of some one if you want to PM me I would give you his name.

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