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Offline fencerowphil (Phil L.)

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Re: Firewood prices
« Reply #60 on: March 05, 2008, 09:42:25 PM »
Even after paying for classifieds in our little bargain hunter classified paper,
I still had to have my slab pile hauled off.  The city has been after me to
"beautify" due to the fact that much of our old down town railroad district
has now been cleaned up to be more of a park area.  Times change!
My shop/warehouse adjoins this area.  I am still in a zone
which is considered industrial/commercial, so go figure!  Can't work
sometimes for taking time to satisfy "aesthetic requirements of the
downtown traffic corridor."

Of course,  I just knew I could get a little something  for the stuff.  NOPE!
Finally, I began to tell folks that they could have it all, if they would get it all.
That way I wouldn't be forced to be distracted by repeated interruptions, or
have to make arrangements to meet someone to get a load.

Fortunately, I had a tree service for whom I had sawed some dump side boards,
who had not returned the favor.  They hauled it off in a couple of big loads!  The clean
up continues!
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Re: Firewood prices
« Reply #61 on: March 06, 2008, 06:11:08 AM »
The woods I have in ME are no where as dense then what I have even in my Atlanta city backyard.

I know something of the areas of forest down south and there is a different management strategy, you have more forest values than fibre for starters. I don't know where you were, but the woods are plenty dense where they aren't over harvested. In fact I've heard many people that come here say the woods are denser than where they come from. I guess you've never walked in managed immature fir and jack pine forest. It's also plenty thick where I'm thinning. Oh, 12,000-15,000 stems per acre. :D :D

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Looking at tree rings here of white oak, you get sometimes 1/4" a year. Hard to tell on pines, but, I think some of them get 1/2" a year.

Yeah, about half that here, or worst. But our slower growing hard maple and yellow birch is very desirable from indications of Veneer buyers as far away as Indiana.

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Georgia Pacific goes where the trees are, as far as I know, they do not own 10s of millions of acres in any of the New England states.

Yeah, they gutted their woodlands in Maine and New Brunswick and sold to other interests in Maine and the NB government. There was around 900,000 acres. Hmmm, if they go where the trees are then why did they invest in mills and chipping plants up here? What made them leave home? You could live in the middle of the woods, but if no one cuts and sells wood, or government locks it all up in National Forests with minimal harvest levels, it's no good to a mill owner. ;)

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More trees = cheaper prices = noone drives truckloads of trees a thousand miles usually.

The source of timber here is never further than 100 miles from a mill. Only veneer mills haul hundreds of miles, and why are they doing that? Hard to figure out, and pay big prices for it to boot.

As for pulpwood markets, the wood couldn't be any cheaper unless we end up paying the mills to take our wood.  I would argue, that we are almost there. ::)



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Re: Firewood prices
« Reply #62 on: March 06, 2008, 08:14:51 AM »
Greater Chicago area is $120-$140/face cord!  That is with delivery, but most places ask for another $15 to stack.

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Re: Firewood prices
« Reply #63 on: March 06, 2008, 08:33:04 AM »
phil you may want to grind your waste in to mulch....

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Re: Firewood prices
« Reply #64 on: March 06, 2008, 08:51:53 AM »
At 100 bucks a cord there'll be some used firewood processors on the market pretty soon.  Fifty five to sixty five dollars a 16" face cord is what wood is bringing around here.
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Re: Firewood prices
« Reply #65 on: March 06, 2008, 02:41:40 PM »
Go figure Phil, I always wish I had more slabs in the yard  :-\  I run a free ad online, and I sell out in no time.  Of course, I don't saw a whole lot, so I usually only have a couple pickup loads to sell, but I could sell them all winter long if I had them.  That's for the hardwood...I just invite people over on weekends and bonfire the pine and spruce, which I always seem to have more of.

'Round here firewood is selling for about $150 for a full cord delivered. 

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« Reply #66 on: March 06, 2008, 07:24:45 PM »
I just talked to a guy from Saskatoon today.  He said they are paying up to $175/ 1/2 cord for cut, split, and seasoned white birch.  Last year they were paying up to $100 for the same amount.  Guess I better get busy and have a bunch ready for next winter.  He claims the people are buying it even green for the same price.
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Re: Firewood prices
« Reply #67 on: March 06, 2008, 08:12:22 PM »
150.00 to 200.00 here more if stacked

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Re: Firewood prices
« Reply #68 on: March 07, 2008, 06:20:43 AM »
Watching fuel prices rise right now it looks like next year's heating costs are going to be higher than it was or is this winter.  I'm sure many are struggling with getting through this heating season.  If the price of fire wood is low right now it would seem like a good time for those who can afford it to stock up for next year.

With the cost of diesel fuel going up like it has I don't know how the price of fire wood can stay so low.  I friend of mine is a self employed logger with a good size Cat grapple skidder.  On an average day he can go through 50 gallons of fuel, that's more than $150.00 a day.  Unless he can get a certian amount for fuel wood it makes more sense to leave it in the woods.

The price of wood pellets has gone up this winter around here, so fire wood can not be too far behind.

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« Reply #69 on: March 07, 2008, 02:47:18 PM »
I think the problem around here is that there are no major firewood processors (at least not that I know of).  It's a lot of tree service & landscaping companies selling (it's getting harder and harder to get hardwood saw logs from tree services).  The biggest seller around here that I know of operates a dump for the tree services, so all they have to do is split and deliver it.

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« Reply #70 on: March 09, 2008, 06:56:42 PM »
The local shopper mag this week has 7 adds for firewood sales. 3 have prices $250, $270 and $300 per bush cord for seasoned wood. Fresh cut $210 and $240, all prices include delivery , some within 10 mile radius and others within 100K. radius. Bush cord seam's to be a local term ,is it used else where ? I think they mean a 128 cu ft cord, but may be not.
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