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Question DetailsAsked on 6/5/2013

who would i call for free tree removal in exchange for the wood?

I've heard that there are companies that will remove a tree(s) for you if they get to keep the wood. Sometimes even pay for it. I have a 120 foot silver king maple that must come down and I am hoping that someone will take it out in exchange for the wood. I'm not even so much interested in getting paid for it. My main concern is getting rid of it to prevent further damage to my home.

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I would suggest contacting arborists to see if they have sale contacts. The problem with selling it for wood (or giving it away) is getting it down without damaging your house, which (assuming it is near the house as you talk of it causing damage) calls for professional licensed, insured tree removal experts.

Commercial hardwood lumber mills would be interested, as might local hardwood dealers. However, for one tree, they would have to be pretty close to you for it to be worth it to them to have an arborist take it down in the correct lengths and without damage. Silver King Maples grow very fast so their wood is less hard and ense, making them less valuable.

I would try contacting any local hardwood lumber mills, and google for local recycled wood dealers who might know of a lumber mill that might be interested.

However, I am afraid you will have a hard time convincing them to pay for a professional tree removal expert to take it down for a low-grade maple. For a full size very mature cherry, ash or walnut yes, maple probably not. I am afraid having it taken down and turned into firewood is your best bet. If you do not use your fireplace a lot, maybe the tree removal company will cut a deal on the green firewood value against their bill.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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This is tricky, the tree has to be one that the tree company can make money on by selling it to a mill. This is very hard in some parts of the US.


The tree has to have a STRAIGHT vertical trunk, the taller the better. The diameter is essential (the heart wood is what mills want). A hard wood tree; a rare tree; one that has been maintained such that the leaders are nice, hence, nice/few knots.


Forget about and exchange for firewood qualily trees.


This should get you started. Good luck

Source: Madden Tree, Inc.

Answered 3 years ago by help1968

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No one who has legitimate liabiliy insurance will do dangerous work for the mere price of maple. The insurance deductables are too high and the job sound too dangerous to do it for a tiny bit of cash.

Answered 3 years ago by help1968

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I have some trees need to be move and dont have any money . please give me call at xxxxxxx thanks

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Answered 2 years ago by veronicaporter

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who would i call for trees in my yard to come down for the wood. my name is cheryl wilcox .

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Answered 2 years ago by swandestiny

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Best price to take it down is just before it gets cold enough to snow, then their slow, and the prices fall fast way down from 1,200 to 200 then once its on the ground post it as free wood your now stuck with the brush to either pay to chip it, or burn it, or haul it to the dump, or if you have a spot to leave it

Answered 1 year ago by Guest_96314332

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What about tall pines, would anyone be willing to take those? I have near a dozen!

Answered 1 year ago by xmasevebaby

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i need wood removed

Answered 9 months ago by brichard88

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Who to call or get appointment for to cut it

Answered 4 months ago by davisjedj




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