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Author Topic: Selling Cedar trees in east Texas.  (Read 12808 times)

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Offline learner

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Re: Selling Cedar trees in east Texas.
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2012, 04:41:42 pm »
Normally we don't take smaller than 8" at the top cut.  But we're gonna work with you on this so we'll take it all.  Now the trees felled last spring will be drier and weigh less but we'll take those off your hands too.  As long as they are solid it won't matter if they appear bleached out.  We'll work it all out to everyones satisfaction.
On a side note, if you have trouble finding a trailer, just get with me and i might be able to help with that too.

My apologies to the Forestry Forum if this isn't the proper place for this type of post.

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Re: Selling Cedar trees in east Texas.
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2012, 04:24:42 pm »
My apologies as well as I was only enquiring of a mill not too far from Frankston that bought cedars. My great uncle passed away and before he passed we found out that he owed over $10,000 in back taxes so I was had to try to come up with an idea on how to take care of those taxes. He once talked about selling timber to help pay for taxes but there's not a whole lot of timber cover on the place, only a little less than half of 33 acres. After the biologist told us we should sell the cedars I simply wanted to check the forum for mills located in the area in case it came down to selling them. Wasn't trying to advertise that I had wood to sell nor was I aware of the rules of posting here concerning selling as I was simply looking for info in case I had to go that route to keep our place. Was thankful to get some replies and contact the mill in Palestine for info, but again I was not here with the intent to use the forum to advertise our wood. Again my apologies....

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Re: Selling Cedar trees in east Texas.
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2012, 04:32:16 pm »
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Re: Selling Cedar trees in east Texas.
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2012, 08:46:13 pm »
Thank you Sir Ryn but I've allready taken care of it with Jeff.  Gotta keep the boss Happy! ;)
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Re: Selling Cedar trees in east Texas.
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2012, 08:48:49 pm »
Thank you Sir Ryn but I've allready taken care of it with Jeff.  Gotta keep the boss Happy! ;)

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Re: Selling Cedar trees in east Texas.
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2012, 08:51:52 pm »
 ;D Point Well taken OF!  My humble apologies Ryn. 
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Re: Selling Cedar trees in east Texas.
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2012, 12:46:55 am »
You are certainly being ladies and gentlemen.  I was enjoying the discussion because they were honest questions and good answers.  I mill a similar tree and am very interested in log cost, criteria and availability.  Good to see someone step into our community and be treated well.  Thank you for the information about how things work in your neck of the woods.

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Re: Selling Cedar trees in east Texas.
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2012, 01:15:35 am »
Din't have time to read the post but I have a sawmill in Hawkin TX that does cedar on the fifty thats fifty fuel fifty blades and fifty labor email me if interested. Migal
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Re: Selling Cedar trees in east Texas.
« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2012, 02:33:14 pm »
@Learner, I see that you've mentioned a mill in Elkhart and another in Rusk but can you tell me where your mill is located?

There is also a mill in Elkhart, TX that deals mainly in Cedar.
I imagine the mill in Rusk that Texas Ranger is talking about is Wilcox. They deal in cedar, mesquite and cypress mainly.
While the mill in Elkhart is small and the one in Rusk is larger, they are both well established reputable sawmills.

As your timber is still standing you would be better off selling by weight.  The greener the heavier.  I sent you an e-mail so you know you have at least One interested party.  The main problem is getting the timber to a mill.  A forestry consultant can get you the best price for it but you still have to consider the logging and transportation costs.
All these figure in to the amount paid when you sell the timber.  I'm not certain what the rates are right now because I'm just the sawyer at our mill.  The last I heard was around $26 per ton standing, $56 per ton if picked up at the logging site and $80 per ton delivered to the mill.

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« Reply #29 on: December 16, 2012, 03:28:38 pm »
Wellcome to the Forestry Forum LA_DeMonico.  We are located by the NASA Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility outside of Palestine, Tx.  If you'll click on the little man at the bottom left it will show you my profile and a map of just where we are located.
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Re: Selling Cedar trees in east Texas.
« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2012, 05:21:52 pm »
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Re: Selling Cedar trees in east Texas.
« Reply #31 on: October 31, 2017, 03:34:38 pm »
It's been a while since this topic was last active, but thought I'd try to resurrect. I'm looking to sell about 20-30 cedar logs from my ranch about 10 miles east of Fairfield TX. The cedars succumbed to the drought of 2011/2012 and have been stacked for a few years. Their branches are trimmed off. Most are 1 to 1 and 1/2 feet in diameter, although a couple are much wider. Does anyone know of a mill somewhere near the Fairfield/Palestine area that would be willing to buy them? I called the Freestone County ag-extension agent, but didn't receive much help, so I thought I'd try posting here. Unfortunately, the upload photos feature doesn't seem to be working.

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Re: Selling Cedar trees in east Texas.
« Reply #32 on: October 31, 2017, 04:58:51 pm »
Lengths and diameter on the small end will be most important.  Cedar can have a lot of taper, so diameter on big end doesn't really give much info.
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Re: Selling Cedar trees in east Texas.
« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2017, 08:55:11 am »
Thanks, TKehl. My guesstimate was based upon the diameter, once past the trunk flare. From previous comments, I understand that anything less than 8" diameter at the tip is less desirable. However, some of the bases might be suitable for slabbing if anyone is doing that.

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« Reply #34 on: November 01, 2017, 04:07:06 pm »
I have a sawmill near Tyler and buy cedar logs all the time. The price varies low end I pay 5 dollars a log. The high end is 10 dollars per log. That is for a 10 foot log. Most people give them to me to have them removed from their property. I would be interested in them if they are still available.

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Re: Selling Cedar trees in east Texas.
« Reply #35 on: November 01, 2017, 04:52:06 pm »
To put it into tons that going to be 20 dollars per ton is what I currently pay. That is me cutting them down and him loading them onto my trailer. Not sure this helps but maybe give you some frame of reference.

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Re: Selling Cedar trees in east Texas.
« Reply #36 on: November 02, 2017, 12:40:38 pm »
I've read though the topic about how to post photos and here are some images of the stack of logs:





I question whether our front-end loader can safely lift some of the larger logs onto a trailer, so that is a consideration for someone wishing to purchase them.

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« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2017, 03:47:42 pm »
If they have been sitting, weight won't be an issue. Hard to get a payload on just off the stump. We come across a load every now and then.  American Wood Fiber at Marshall buys some for shavings.  Saterwhite Lumber in Longview has advertised for logs.

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« Reply #38 on: November 07, 2017, 08:50:00 am »
I was down over the weekend and confirmed that the majority of the logs are at least 1' in diameter once past the trunk flare. Some of the longer ones (25-30' in length) might need to be trimmed at the tip to get to an 8" tip diameter. They have been stacked for a couple of years, so they are dry.

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Re: Selling Cedar trees in east Texas.
« Reply #39 on: November 07, 2017, 09:50:19 am »
My bobcat 742 is no powerhouse and will pick that up no problem (other than dropping them for lack of balance) so im guessing your loader ought to.