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Firewood logs - What to do with them?
« on: August 03, 2014, 10:19:38 pm »
Guys,

I have about 50 logs of maple trees that I had professionally cut down this weekend (they were the trees that were way to close to the cottage and I heeded the good advice from you guys and had the pros come in and take these trees down for me).

They are all around 10'-12' long with varying diameters from 8" dia. up to 16" dia or slightly larger. The tree service did not have the resources to haul these logs away so they are sitting on my property for now.

I use the wood mainly for campfires and fires inside the cottage. I don't think I would be able to burn this much wood in 10 years (cottage doesn't have a wood burner in it for heat) so I need to do something with it.

I tried calling a forestry company that said they pay $$ for standing timber before I even had the trees cut down, but they didn't want to deal with me since it was such a small amount (to them - not me  :D).

So I'm trying to figure out the best way for me to have these trees hauled away and ideally I would like to make a few dollars from this very nice hardwood.

How should I go about getting this done and who would be the right people I should contact?

I will post some pics of the log pile a little later.

Thanks.

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Re: Firewood logs - What to do with them?
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2014, 10:34:39 pm »
Put it up on craigs list for sale in log form or cut it and split it for a little more cash.

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Re: Firewood logs - What to do with them?
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2014, 10:52:44 pm »
I sure wish I lived near you, I'd take them off your hands for sure.  ;D
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Re: Firewood logs - What to do with them?
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2014, 11:33:04 pm »
In ten years I'm thinking maple logs are gone even if you do nothing. Poof goes the rotted log. ;D 8) 8) 8) :snowball:
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Re: Firewood logs - What to do with them?
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2014, 08:33:17 am »
first contact a mill, and see if they want them... Then find a self loader log truck and have them hauled to the mill.  You may need to call a few mills until you find one that wants them, and you may not get the best prices, but they will pay for them...

The mills should be able to help with finding a self loader, may end up using some one with an excavator and a dump truck.

The other option is to post an add on C's list or whatever, you cut firewood, for cheap.  Or cut it your self stack it and sell it for a modest price but buyer hauls
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Re: Firewood logs - What to do with them?
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2014, 08:46:07 am »
If the mill won't take them look in the paper or CL and find a guy who sells and delivers firewood and call him. I am pretty sure they would be interested in buying them. Log length firewood is getting harder to get - at least around here.

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Re: Firewood logs - What to do with them?
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2014, 08:49:38 am »
Did the stumps get left? if they did then use the logs for some degree of bartering towards getting your stumps ground or pulled.

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Re: Firewood logs - What to do with them?
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2014, 09:01:13 am »
OK I'll give that a shot.

I did have them grind up a bunch of the stumps already.

Wouldn't these mills have their own trucks to come and pick up the wood?

P.S Can someone tell me how to add pictures to the reply? I've created an album, but I can't seem to figure out how to get the pictures to show up in this thread. :-\

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Re: Firewood logs - What to do with them?
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2014, 10:21:40 am »
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While in the post where you want your pics, click on the line below "Click here to add Photos to post".
Then click on "My Gallery" to get to your pics. Click on the pic you want, and scroll down a ways to see a couple ways to add pics. It tells how to do it...

Nice whack of wood. Poke around for someone with a log truck and who is looking for some firewood logs, or knows someone looking for logs to saw.
I gather you are not interested in doing any more with them, just want them gone.
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Re: Firewood logs - What to do with them?
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2014, 11:47:40 am »
OK thanks.

Here are the pics of the log pile:









Looking at these logs, how much would you say I could get for this amount of wood? I am located in northern Michigan.

Thanks.

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Re: Firewood logs - What to do with them?
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2014, 12:38:18 pm »
Can a log truck with a boom get to those piles?

I'd not even venture a guess to what you might get for them. It's your pocket, not ours.

Advertise the pile and suggest a price you'd consider would be to your satisfaction. Add "or best offer" to your  ad, and hope for a bidding "war" to get more than your asking price. This time of year, and with good pics, you should have no trouble selling.
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Re: Firewood logs - What to do with them?
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2014, 01:39:37 pm »
Yes you can get to it with a boom truck.

How many cords of wood would you say is in this amount of logs?

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Re: Firewood logs - What to do with them?
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2014, 01:51:03 pm »
I see you have an ad for a buyer in "Wanted" with log description. Is it just the pile in the pic, or include the pile in the background of the pic?
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Re: Firewood logs - What to do with them?
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2014, 04:56:07 pm »
It's just the pile of logs.

The split wood that's stacked in the background I'm keeping.

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Re: Firewood logs - What to do with them?
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2014, 05:27:18 pm »
Northern Lower Michigan's a big place.  Where are the logs ???
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Re: Firewood logs - What to do with them?
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2014, 05:42:24 pm »
Near Kalkaska

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Re: Firewood logs - What to do with them?
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2014, 08:15:34 pm »
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I am in kalkaska, I own kalkaska window and glass inc.  call my number on my profile and I will come and look at them unless corley5 has an interest.  I can mobile process them for you or there are other ideas I have too.  thanks, ed
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Re: Firewood logs - What to do with them?
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2014, 09:18:09 pm »
101mph
I am in kalkaska, I own kalkaska window and glass inc.  call my number on my profile and I will come and look at them unless corley5 has an interest.  I can mobile process them for you or there are other ideas I have too.  thanks, ed
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Well there ya go!  Gotta love the FF.   8)
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Re: Firewood logs - What to do with them?
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2014, 09:27:27 pm »
Too far away for me.  Northern Lower Michigan's a big place  ;D
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Re: Firewood logs - What to do with them?
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2014, 07:22:10 am »
The one picture I looked at looks like about 2 pulp cords plus or minus.  I have a guy with a sawmill that maybe I can hook him up with.  Wish I had a mill :'(  Maybe soon I have my certificate from woodmizer for 10 brand new blades so I gotta get a mill to use them on.  Piston, that was quick wasnt it,,,,,,,what a great forum this is.