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Welcome shiningmoonYes, there are some products made from hickory and it is a very pretty wood. That doesn't mean someone is standing in a line waiting for hickory logs to be sold. Nor are the markets for logs the greatest, as you have probably read such on this forum. Where are you located? Which hickory do you have?Lots of good advice and expertice on this forum for forest management plans.
Sure, there's a market for hickory, but a lot depends on quality. Some of the nicer hickory butts can be sold for veneer. There are markets with wholesalers that buy from 2 Common to FAS. Usually its in 4/4 lumber, and they'll buy partial loads. Quality in hickory can fall off pretty quickly. A lot of the lumber is lower quality and ends up in pallet stock and ties. Bird peck can be a problem.But, like most markets, you have to go out and look for them. If you have good quality timber, markets are much easier. Are you doing the management plan yourself? Your next forest has a lot to do with how you treat any cutting procedure. Good forest management is more about what is left after the cut then what is taken in the cut.
Piney, do you remember where that mill was cause I'd love to get a load for open pit cooking/BBQing.
depending on what type of hickory you have the bark may or may not be a problem. i have never seen a shag bark hickory in my neck of the woods. the bark on our bitternut and mockernut hickory dont shed unless the tree has been dead or cut down for 6 months or more. shining moon may have those and he may not. lets see what he says. oh by the way if you are close enough i would buy those hickory logs from you.pc
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