need to sell some wood

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  1. mawalla

    mawalla Well-Known Member

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    We had to cut down a silver maple tree. As we are not experts on wood burning, we were wondering if it is any good for that use. We have no idea what we should charge for it. We have already cut and stacked about a cord. (There is a bunch more to go, too.)
     
  2. dare2b

    dare2b crone

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    Cut down three 60ft sycamores and a couple small oaks. Had a tree guy do it, but now have all this wood and no wood stove and don't know how to handle a chainsaw either. I could use some word on prices to ask too.
     

  3. johnghagen

    johnghagen Well-Known Member

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    The silver maple and sycamore trees are of no value.You can make a weenie roast fire and that is about it,to soft.The oak or any hard wood here in IL.sells for 125.00$ a cord 4X4X8
     
  4. Dave in Ohio

    Dave in Ohio Well-Known Member

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    Can be used for campfire wood if you have any campgrounds around. I would use it in my fireplace but is isn't a good heating wood for woodburners.
    Dave
     
  5. TNHermit

    TNHermit Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Well people you don't have to cut every tree into fire wood. There are plenty of woodworkers around looking for green lumber they can buy. Check around and see if there is someone with a band mill that would cut it up. You can use it yourself for building projects. You may find someone that will build that furniture you won't. Won't necessarily be cheap but it will out last you.

    Lumber just doesn't have to come from "Home Depot".

    Green oak can go for 1.50-2.00 a bd ft
    Cherry,Walnut can go up to 3-4.00

    Post your wood on sites like these
    Woodcentral.com
    Sawmillcreek.org.
    Woodfinder.net


    Give a tree a chance at a new life :viking:
     
  6. RedneckPete

    RedneckPete Well-Known Member

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    I'd burn silver maple all day long.

    No reason it can't be sold for firewood. Save the real hard hard-woods for overnight and burn the maple when you are there to feed the fire.

    In energy terms

    White Oak = 22 million BTU per full cord

    Silver Maple = 17 million BTU per full cord

    Spruce = 12 million BTU per full cord

    If it will burn, burn it.

    Pete
     
  7. mawalla

    mawalla Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies. (Sorry that it took so long to say, "thanks", but I was taking a break from the forums for a while.)
     
  8. JAK

    JAK Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with Silver Maple.

    In New Brunswick, seasoned Hardwood goes for up to CDN $175/cord here split and delivered. It is mostly Maple, mixed with Birch and other lesser or better hardwoods, but with the Maple being considered the better half. It does not go punky as fast as the Birch. I will burn anything and everything.

    If it's dry it gets burned. If it won't dry it gets composted.