I've got 1.5 acres of white pines someone planted presumably for Chistmas trees on 7 ft centers, but never harvested. They are now nearly 90 ft tall. The outside ones are 16-18" at breast height. They self thinning like crazy due to being too close together. We burn what we can for fuel, but the rest is quickly becoming "rabbitat". I'd like to thin them a bit and sell a couple small loads if possible. Maybe what would fit on a single axle log truck like the arborists use. I don't want equipment in the area, so I'd have to cut them down, to length, then use a log arch to get them to the road and keep them clean. There is a small sawmill around 5 miles away. I haven't called them yet, but thought I would check here beforehand.
John F Dean wrote:For the right person, White Pine is a high value tree. You might want to explore small to mid sized furniture makers. ....also flooring. Taking some time to research could pay.
To add to what Mr Dean is saying...if you use a solar kiln to season your wood, which is as easy as wrapping the lumber bundle in a plastic sheet and setting in the sun for a few months, might fetch a higher price.
Furniture makers love working with solar seasoned wood. They say the wood is easier to work with than that seasoned on a steam kiln. Makes a good selling point...
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