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Delta Post Oak - Logging Value?
« on: February 10, 2021, 09:20:41 AM »
Was hoping to get some opinions about the harvesting of delta post oak.  We landed a 1200 acre land clearing deal for a solar farm in Texas.  The entire tract is littered with old growth post oaks.   Probably over 500 of them with diameters at 24" or larger.  Nice trees.

So I am trying to figure if there is a market for the logs or even sawmilled timbers?   Normally literally all these trees would be turned into mulch but we are trying to find a way to monetize the effort of felling and transport off site. 

If you have any thoughts, please share.  Would hate to see them become 1200 acres of mulch.  

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Re: Delta Post Oak - Logging Value?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2021, 10:29:16 AM »
I dont know about value for milling but I would think it would be great for specialty markets for millers. I do know that its EXTREMELY hard to split with a maul so if its any consideration then its one tough wood! 

Im still trying to get the feeling back in my hands from the 1 and only tree that Ive split up. I got tired of fighting it and just noodled it instead. BTW, the were only 16 pcs, so its not like they were 20-24!
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Re: Delta Post Oak - Logging Value?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2021, 12:49:30 PM »
What is the form like?  How tall?  Yes, there is value but getting the logs to market is the question.  Fortunately you live in a small state so I know right where you are😂.   Seriously though where bouts in tx?  

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Re: Delta Post Oak - Logging Value?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2021, 01:34:05 PM »
His profile says Dripping Springs. That's not too far from Austin. There is a couple mills nearby, or there were. Haven't been there in many years. Not sure about any place to market it though. Many of the BBQ places in Texas use post oak for cooking. 
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Re: Delta Post Oak - Logging Value?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2021, 04:19:05 PM »
Just my two cents but 1200 acres taken out of trees or farm land is nuts ! We have a few around me [ solar farms ]and they have a six foot chain link fence around it looks like they mow the grass and hard for a field mouse to find a place to live. What a waste just like the wind farms !

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Re: Delta Post Oak - Logging Value?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2021, 04:56:11 PM »
aw cmon bill. save a solar farm today or starve a tesla tomorrow.  

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Re: Delta Post Oak - Logging Value?
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2021, 08:21:42 AM »
It's been happening for housing developments and corn fields for plenty long enough ::)

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Re: Delta Post Oak - Logging Value?
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2021, 08:38:27 AM »
And any other power plant that needs a 10000 acre lake to cool itself.  Funny thing that is.  Anyhow, I have some markets for his oak if he logs back in and checks the thread.  I tried to find out which area the solar farm is, but either side of Austin could add 100 miles to trucking and that could be a hurtful.  I assume he'll log back in and check.  

@dcg4403 Please let us know the actual location of the clearing.  
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Re: Delta Post Oak - Logging Value?
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2021, 09:51:51 AM »
Waterfowl and bald eagles  really like those cooling lakes in the winter.  So do fish.  

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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2021, 11:01:23 AM »
yeah this duck is also more fond of a 10k acre lake than a big fenced panel array.
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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2021, 12:33:35 PM »
Mike the H with solar and wind nothing like black diesel smoke  ;).

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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2021, 02:51:50 PM »
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Re: Delta Post Oak - Logging Value?
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2021, 10:58:45 AM »
And any other power plant that needs a 10000 acre lake to cool itself.  Funny thing that is.  Anyhow, I have some markets for his oak if he logs back in and checks the thread.  I tried to find out which area the solar farm is, but either side of Austin could add 100 miles to trucking and that could be a hurtful.  I assume he'll log back in and check.  

@dcg4403 Please let us know the actual location of the clearing.  
The location is in central Texas, about an hour east of Austin near Giddings, TX.    
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Re: Delta Post Oak - Logging Value?
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2021, 11:02:41 AM »
I thought this might be where it is located. Just didn't know where else there are that many post oaks in mass. around Central Texas. Between Giddings and Carmine?
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