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Question DetailsAsked on 10/31/2016

does anyone in Salem,Al buy oak trees from individuals

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AL can't answer that for you, and this is a nationwide forum so I doubt you will get a response specific to your area about that.

You can find a lot of previous similar questions about getting paid by someone to get your wood, or for free downing and removal - in the Lawn and Garden - Tree Services link in Browse Projects, at lower left.

If large trees - trunks 4-5 feet in diameter or over, major limbs at least a foot or more in diameter for at least 20 feet or so, and fairly straight major limbs and trunk for at least 20 feet or so, a sawmill or custom wood dealer might be interested in them - expecially if you are talking many trees, not just a few.

You can also google for Sawmills or Hardwood Mills in your area and contact them - have in hand the DBH (diameter at breast height) and estimated diameter where the main trunk splits off (hopefully 20-40 feet), and ballpark diameter of the main branches before they curve or split off (typically about 15-30 feet on large oaks) and a ballpark on total height so they can tellyou if they are interested. Also of course number of such trees, which type of oak (red is a lot less valuable than white or black /post oak), whether there are utilities or fences or house in the way of felling them, type of terrain aournd them (can they drive to the trees with trucks, or need large rough terrain equipment to hjaul them out), and whether you are going to insist on cleanup and stump removal as well.

Basically, unless you have quite a few trees, getting someone to pay you to take them is hopeful wishing - you are lucky if you can get someone to take them away for free, and even then usually that does not include twig and unusable branch cleanup or anything being done about the stumps.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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