Can I Sell My Black Walnut Trees For Lumber?

Sell Black Walnut

Q: I have two black walnut trees close to my house. I need to get them taken down and I wonder if there are avenues available to sell the valuable lumber.

A: My mother thought the same about a black walnut tree on our property. But although walnut lumber is expensive to purchase, it is not usually harvested from backyard trees. Your trees probably have several branches within ten feet of the ground. This makes the lumber from the tree undesirable due to limb defects. In addition, the trees might have nails, wire or even bullets embedded in the trunk. Sawmill owners do not want to risk their thousand-dollar blades on trees that aren’t clear of metal. I have more details

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