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Question DetailsAsked on 10/12/2016

I have 6-8 19 year old cypress trees that need to come down in my back yard because of hurricane Matthew.

the trees are 36 inches or more around and 45-50ft tall. they are good trees. yours for the cutting and hauling off. I will haul off the limbs.

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When you say 36" around - if you mean 3' in circumference that is quite a small tree (only about 1 foot diameter) and likely of little interest to anyone other than maybe to chip for mulch. If you mean 3' diameter (at breast height) that is well into commercial size if straight growth and you may get someone with interest - though still pretty small for sawmill with only 6-8 of them, so likely if anyone wanted them- unless a wood carver - would likely be for the chemicals in it, not for lumber.

Look in the Lawn and Garden - Tree Service link in Browse Projects, at lower left for several recent Hurricane Matthew felled tree similar questions with answers - also before that a lot of previous questions about getting free removal of trees and the pros and cons of that.

Note the forum you posted this on is nationwide, so the chances of someone in your locale responding back to your post and wanting the wood is minimal, at best. If you are willing to accept the liability of having someone uninsured coming on your property and doing this, Craigslist or similar local posting site would probably be your best bet.

Otherwise contact a Tree Service for the cutting down and maybe bucking up - commonly cheaper to have it bucked and (if you can't do this) moved to near street than chipped - commonly moveable size logs (commonly cut in multiples of fireplace length so 16, 32, 48" for big stuff, 4 or 8 feet for small er branches) over about 1 inch diameter left near street (if on travelled street, not out in boonies or dead end or such) with a FREE sign on them (or listed as Free on Craigslist) will commonly disappear fairly fast. Course, after a hurricane the demand for free wood will drop off a lot.

Could also check website for state and local emergency services/disaster agency - some areas have free pickup (and occasionally cutting down and bucking up too) or hurricane or tornado-damaged trees.

And of course, check your homeowner insurance terms - if damaged or now danger trees, your insurance (subject to deductible of course) may pay for the removal or pay you for the value of the trees (which can be more than the cost of removal in many cases with mature trees).

Answered 4 years ago by LCD



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Did you ever get your Cypress trees cut down and removed?

Answered 3 years ago by sballard

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