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General Forestry => Urban and Community Forestry => Topic started by: Stephen1 on June 15, 2019, 10:53:36 AM

Title: Monster Walnut Log price?
Post by: Stephen1 on June 15, 2019, 10:53:36 AM
My buddy, an arborist has taken down a monster Black Walnut from a back yard. As near as I can figure, almost 2700 bd ft. The but log is 10'2" long, small end at 44" large end 62" He has more logs on top of that of course. next log is 10' and 44"-38"

What woud it be worth to sell by the BD FT ?
Are there buyers around  for the root ball?
Title: Re: Monster Walnut Log price?
Post by: Autocar on June 15, 2019, 11:30:10 AM
It would be hard to sell a town log around here because the chance of insulators or metal of some sort. But probably worth some bucks for a live edge table top if someone with a band mill would take a chance on it.
Title: Re: Monster Walnut Log price?
Post by: shelby78 on June 15, 2019, 07:10:44 PM
My buddy, an arborist has taken down a monster Black Walnut from a back yard. As near as I can figure, almost 2700 bd ft. The but log is 10'2" long, small end at 44" large end 62" He has more logs on top of that of course. next log is 10' and 44"-38"

What woud it be worth to sell by the BD FT ?
Are there buyers around  for the root ball?
Your buddy already has it listed for sale so it can be a you tell us what he can get..
Title: Re: Monster Walnut Log price?
Post by: tule peak timber on June 15, 2019, 08:01:31 PM
He should be able to get 1$per pound.
Title: Re: Monster Walnut Log price?
Post by: Stephen1 on June 20, 2019, 09:17:08 PM
I like pricing by the pound! He also pulled out the root ball which would price best by the pound. 
He was offered $3.50 a bd ft for all the logs up to 16" small end. 
Title: Re: Monster Walnut Log price?
Post by: tule peak timber on June 20, 2019, 10:00:16 PM
Where I'm at everything is by the pound.
Title: Re: Monster Walnut Log price?
Post by: YellowHammer on June 20, 2019, 11:20:25 PM
It depends both on the size and the quality.  $5 per bdft for exceptionally clear, 4 clear face, $2.80 for 3 CF and down to $1.50 for lower grades.  Nails will reduce value.  

Most yard walnut trees are not high grade.  
Title: Re: Monster Walnut Log price?
Post by: Stephen1 on July 08, 2019, 08:24:25 AM
He ended up getting $3.50C for the logs. He was happy.
Title: Re: Monster Walnut Log price?
Post by: scsmith42 on July 08, 2019, 11:53:57 AM
He should be able to get 1$per pound.
Wow - that works out to be around $10.00 per board foot in the log!
Title: Re: Monster Walnut Log price?
Post by: Stephen1 on July 15, 2019, 07:21:48 PM
That was in Canadian, so 35% less than a US $
Title: Re: Monster Walnut Log price?
Post by: mike_belben on July 28, 2019, 10:44:57 AM
I saw a wide load flatbed with a rootball going down the road last week.  The roots had been cut back to where they were 3ft thick tubes and they still hung ober the rub rail.  Id say they cut it at 8ft up and it may have just barely been above the flare.  Definitely a crane loadup and almost big enough to install a car tunnel.