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Chestnut and walnut log value
« on: September 07, 2020, 11:56:37 PM »
 Does anybody have approximate values per board foot for Chestnut and black walnut?  They are in a yard so I know that the bottom 8 foot or so may be worthless. I know that the logs arenít necessarily as marketable as you would think when looking at the price of the finished product. I have a friend whoís about to down a bunch of trees and Iím trying to avoid him burning them for firewood. I was going to give him $.10 a board foot or something for the logs I could use. Iím sure theyíre worth more than that but heís in a rush and Iíll be the one handling them and trying to figure out what to do with them. Any advice would be appreciated. 

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Re: Chestnut and walnut log value
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2020, 06:17:09 AM »
I doubt you could "flip" these for more than firewood value.  The chestnut yard trees I've milled have had shake, every one of them.  I do it because I love chestnut but there is zero value in the log, even delivered to a buyer.  The walnut... sort of a dead horse around here.  The bottom 8 feet is probably the best log even if it is the most likely place for metal.
There might be a little dust on the butt log, but don't let if fool ya bout what's inside

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Re: Chestnut and walnut log value
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2020, 02:19:37 PM »
Thanks. I mostly just trying to make sure Iím not ripping the guy off. It sounds like I could buy them for firewood value more or less and be doing him a favor because he wouldnít have to split them. I want some for my projects and I want to see about trying to sell some 30 inch slabs if I can get them. thanks. Iím mostly just trying to make sure Iím not ripping the guy off. It sounds like I could buy them for firewood value more or less and be doing him a favor because he wouldnít have to split them. I want some for my projects and I want to see about trying to sell some 30 inch slabs if I can get them. thanks for the input. 

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Re: Chestnut and walnut log value
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2020, 02:55:28 PM »
I have only paid money for two logs in my life.  walnut.  about 100 bucks for the best and another 40 for less desirable logs.  do you have a sawmill?  offer to give him a slab if he wants.  anything is better than nothing.  do not feel that you are steeling the 8 bucks a board foot that someone may get for kiln dried S4S edged wood that you can buy in a hardwood shop.  you are not ripping anyone off.  if he thinks you are, walk away.   :)  you would be doing him a favor, as the tree service will charge him for hauling it to the dump.  the tops are great for firewood.  the wood stove does not care about stress in the limbs.
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