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Re: The reason behind "Highly valuable walnut"
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2015, 11:08:54 PM »
At least he knows how to back up.   ;D
More like "cover up."

I wonder if they are ever going to tell the woman who they have been selling the walnuts hickory nuts to that she not getting what she's been paying for?  Somehow, I doubt it. 


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Re: The reason behind "Highly valuable walnut"
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2015, 10:34:59 AM »
It is worse when it is an urban tree.  I had a landscaper (not a tree service) call me about "the biggest walnut tree I'd ever seen".  He wanted $3,000 and that included me cutting it down.  In all fairness, it looked like a fair log but, of course, no telling what's inside.  I told him $300 for the log on the ground if it is solid, and gave him the name of other walnut buyers.  I would never sell a yard log to a commercial mill.  Still waiting to hear back.

Which brings me to the next point... how do you verify that the seller is actually the owner?  Could be someone just renting the place looking for a few bucks.  I've had that happen, too.
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Re: The reason behind "Highly valuable walnut"
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2015, 11:33:55 AM »
Three months ago I had a losing bid on a single log that went for 42,000 $.....Rob

I'm betting that was a claro walnut fattie. ;D 8) 8) 8) :snowball:
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Re: The reason behind "Highly valuable walnut"
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2015, 01:56:23 PM »
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Re: The reason behind "Highly valuable walnut"
« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2015, 06:14:15 PM »
I sold a big walnut last winter and got good money for it. 52 foot to the crotch, 27.5 DBH, 22 inches on the small end. It was not perfectly round at the base , about 2 inches of sapwood. Got $6500 for it at the landing. One interesting thing, they bucked it at 45 feet and took it almost in one piece. Came out to $5.75 a bf.
Buyer said they have customers looking for big ones.
He mentioned he had paid over $10,000 for  another tree last year.
I wonder with currency values in China if pricing will be as high this winter.
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