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How to find loggers in a new area? Have logs to get rid of.

Discussion in 'Commercial Tree Care and Climbing' started by TreeandLand, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. TreeandLand

    TreeandLand ArboristSite Member

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    I just looked at a job in a suburban backyard in Wells, Maine that is bigger than any I have done before. Homeowner want's a 30' by 75' swath of forest removed. There are white pines, hemlocks and some hardwood (which we will take for firewood.)
    I my plan is to cut the softwood logs into 8' lengths and pile them by the road for a logger to take away. I think there will be between 12 and 20 good logs. I only know one logger and he does not work in this area. Any ideas?
     
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    Get it cruised. See what it's worth and how much volume there is.
     
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    By "cruised" do you mean have the logger look at the standing trees?
     
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    That's what he asking.:dizzy: Who, in his area, not how.:D

    look up sawmills, ask them for names and phone #'s. call a big tree company and ask them if they have any contacts. The local chainsaw shops will know the loggers probably. download a copy of the doyle scale, and calculate the board footage on your own, be knowledgeable beforehand. be a good idea to line it all up before you cut lengths and possibly screw yourself, unless loadout is tight, or the wood is only pulp grade.
     
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    Thanks, I will try this. I hope that 12 to 20 logs will be worth the trip for a logger if it is just good for pulp.
     
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    good luck in wells, there are plenty of outfits around but not that far south, PM 371groundie he might have a good idea who is in that area he was a logger before he started climbing and he ran out of the freeport area, i would call maschino and sons they deal exclusively as a botique mill in hemlock and pine and they have a truck plus there fairly local, they might be willing to buy what there are for good saw logs, if not try craigslist
     
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    you could also try Sulivans if maschinos gets you nowhere there in north yarmouth and have a log truck as well
     
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    371groundie AboristSite Guru

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    did i hear my name? unfourtunately i dont know anyone that far south.

    use the yellow pages. if nothing shows up under logging try forestry services. they would know what loggers will be interested in the wood and which ones wont take the time. also check into the local store and look at the bulliten board. one of the guys advertizing firewood will be able to turn you on to a trucker.

    dont cut the wood up until the guy looks at it. you can cut the value in half by cutting a log an inch short, so discuss that before you start slicing.
     
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    or try calling the local agricultural extension agent (county) if you have one..

    Why 8' lengths.. that is going to be hassle for the log loader to move.. 12-14-16 would be better lengths
     
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    The tractor we will use has a bucket that we will fasten each log to...that means carrying them perpendicular. We have to drive up a 8 or 10 foot wide driveway next to the house to get them out of the back yard. There is a newly seeded lawn off to the side of it we don't want to ruin, to make matters worse. So, we can't just drive around with any length of log we might like.
     
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    That's a lot of work for moving so few suburban logs. I'm sure no logger will touch it, and if they do, you can expect some lawn damage. Nature of logging. Unless you call in a helicopter, lol.
     
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    Look up the Hickeys in West Gardiner. They may be interested.
     
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    just dont let ron near a frozen lake.
     

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