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Had 5 Big Trees Taken Down, What To Do With All The Logs? (1 Viewer)

James Daulton

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These are ash logs ready to split.  I don't have a wood burning fireplace and there's too much to give to neighbors.  Is this stuff worth anything or do I just throw a post up on craigslist saying first come first serve?

 
These are ash logs ready to split.  I don't have a wood burning fireplace and there's too much to give to neighbors.  Is this stuff worth anything or do I just throw a post up on craigslist saying first come first serve?
Check CL to see if anyone is selling em if they are i would do the same. If not yea, CL and FCFS

 
I cut down 17 when I put my pool in. I put an ad on Craigslist and had 7 guys with trailers lined up the next morning. The first guy wanted to pick and choose. I told him to take first he comes to or leave. Yard was clean in 5 hours. 

 
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These are ash logs ready to split.  I don't have a wood burning fireplace and there's too much to give to neighbors.  Is this stuff worth anything or do I just throw a post up on craigslist saying first come first serve?
Yes. Craigslist is your friend there. You'll make some people very happy.

 
I cut down 17 when I put my pool in. I put an ad on Craigslist and had 7 guys with trailers lined up the next morning. The first guy wanted to pick and choose. I told him to take first he comes to or leave. Yard was clean in 5 hours. 
This is key. It's a fill your truck no cherry picking affair.  People will come from all over.  Firewood is like $400 a cord. They should really pay you. 

 
I'm sure you could get a few bucks, but is it really worth it.  Could be easy or you could be looking at those logs for awhile if people start flaking out.   Probably not a huge priority to see them gone quickly this time of year as opposed to summer where they'll be screwing with your yard aesthetics.   Maybe throw a number on the CL listing at first to see if you get any bites.

 
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I’ve had to do the same with the Ash trees on my property. We paid the tree service to haul away but now regretting not going the CL route. Why didn’t I think of that?

Also is this bc of the Emerald Ash borer?

 
I have lost 12 trees so far, a few of which were huge. 6 more will likely die this coming year. It has been a ton of work. I am able to burn tons of it outside and I have a wood stove. I have also had some fun making crafts with it. 

Side note the last couple days when it has been like 5 below zero I have been splitting it with an ax. Stuff just fractures like crazy in this cold. Barely have to swing. 

 
Had a few trees taken down a couple of years ago - we know a couple that uses wood to hear the house ( at least partially) and didn't have much $. We gave it all to them. 

You may find someone that could use it rather than picking it up and selling it for a profit. Just a thought. 

 
have also gone the craigslist route in the past when cutting trees down. can confirm that it's fast & easy.

now we have an ash tree that's dying in the yard (new house) and it has to come down. glad you reminded me of emerald ash borer @parasaurolophus. now to figure out how to get rid of the damned thing.

 
I’ve had to do the same with the Ash trees on my property. We paid the tree service to haul away but now regretting not going the CL route. Why didn’t I think of that?

Also is this bc of the Emerald Ash borer?
Yep, the freaking borer is the culprit.

 
From my experience they charge extra.
They do, but it's generally worth it. In all the times I've had tree work done, the added cost to get rid of it is usually only about 5-10% and some just go ahead and include it in the cost without offering the option to not haul it off. 

If there's a large price difference, I'd check out a new tree guy/service. Especially if it's a hardwood. Any good tree guy is going to have plenty of ways to sell it. It's part of their business.

 
Our local power company took the trees down since they've been trying to get ahead of the beetle plague before it starts falling trees on power lines.  Didn't cost us anything but they wouldn't take the wood.  We have another couple trees to get taken down that weren't deemed a threat to the power lines.

Now we have to figure out how to replace these great big trees that have been part of our landscape for lots of years. 

 
They do, but it's generally worth it. In all the times I've had tree work done, the added cost to get rid of it is usually only about 5-10% and some just go ahead and include it in the cost without offering the option to not haul it off. 

If there's a large price difference, I'd check out a new tree guy/service. Especially if it's a hardwood. Any good tree guy is going to have plenty of ways to sell it. It's part of their business.
Ash does not cost 5-10% more to get hauled away. A good tree service knows there is extra responsibility involved. 

 
If you ever want to spend a few hours in a YouTube rabbit hole, search for wood-turning videos involving large logs.
Hours? Some of those have like 8 hour videos with billions of views because people use it to sleep to for the relaxing noises. It is part of the whole ASMR craze on youtube.  

 
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