Big Oak Trees

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Old 06-15-07, 09:27 AM
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Big Oak Trees

I have two massive oak trees in my yard. Approx. 3-4 foot diameter and about 90 feet tall that I want to bring down. I would like to get this cut into 5/4 boards. Approx. how much board feet will I get? Also to pay someone to come in and cut them down and to saw them for me, how much will it cost?
 
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Old 06-16-07, 05:15 AM
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We will not be able to give you a yield estimate based on the information given.

I would advise calling a local logger to come and inspect the trees on site. Several factors affect yield. How many limbs? Is the trunk solid or hollow?

If the trees can fall without having to do "takedowns", the logger will be able to cut and haul to saw mill. If takedown is required, a separate professional may need to be involved.

You may need to get get separate estimtes for cutting the trees, hauling, and sawing into 5/4 lumber. Visit your local saw mill first to see what they will do. They may also have suggestions on whom else to contact for help.

Good luck and let us know how the project turns out.
 
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Old 06-19-07, 11:57 AM
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Many sawyers will not mill a tree which is a "yard tree", as the liklihood of metal buried within the tree is too great.
 
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Sorry, do not have any answers for you, but do have a question. What or why do you want them cut into 5/4? What are you planning to use it for?
 
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I would like to use the lumber to make some furniture down the road after I sticker and dry it. Thanks for all the replies.
 
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5/4 for furniture????
 
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Old 06-25-07, 08:57 AM
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ok probably mostly 4/4 and maybe a few more thicker boards
 
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