With the mid-west ice storms this winter, we have lots of trees down on the family farm. Although we have 3 Hardy OWB, we are still going to have to much wood down to burn in the next few years. We found a place that will buy 9' and/or 53" logs (softwood) plus any elm or ash we have, any size diameter for $75 a cord, and $85 for cedar logs. We have the equipment to make our work a little easier, Backhoe, Bobcats, Trackhoe, etc. but really don't want to haul it 40 miles round trip to this saw mill.
Do you think people would be willing to purchase mixed soft with elm, ash and other hardwoods like hickory and oak logs up to 14" in 8' - 9' lengths, for a little more than the price we can get at the mill? Then they could cut the logs into whatever length they need for their fireplace and or wood stove. Seems like alot of people have wood stoves and are on smaller acreage, have chainsaws, just don't have access to all the wood they might need. We can easily load their trucks and trailers, just not sure what to do this Fall with all the trees we have down and standing dead. Here is an example of what we have ready to take to the saw mill.
side note: we don't want to get to involved with residental delivery or with selling wood regularly. just thinking we could maybe get more that $75 - $85 per cord and not drive 40 mile round trip $$ gas $$).