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alder prices in PNW

Discussion in 'Forestry and Logging Forum' started by ArtB, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. northmanlogging

    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

    Jan 17, 2012
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    western washington
    I hates them viney maples... hatesess emss

    all they do is get in the way smack her hat off, break windows, lights, bars, chains, get stuck in the essavator bucket, get stuck in the skidder blade, center pivot, fairlead, sliders... cage, where they smack yer hat off break windows, lights chins noses...

    ****in hate em
  2. ValleyFirewood

    ValleyFirewood Addicted to ArboristSite

    Jun 17, 2013
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    Palmer, AK
    The alder we have here is a pain to process. Splits fine, but it's small and crooked. Same with willow. Usually we don't mess with it, or if it's on a land clearing, just rip it out with the excavator and put it in the slash pile to be burned.

    Only reason I had some was we buy logs from a contractor that decks anything about 4" and bigger. On jobs we do, we don't normally bother with anything under about 8-10" dbh.
    Works out well though. His guys usually do real nice of limbing and decking and putting a landing where the truck can actually fit.

    Get many people calling a year wanting to sell logs, most of the time the deck is a freaking mess, the wood is junk/they want top dollar for it, or it's in a spot that the truck can't get to.

    ANYHOW, it's interesting how a tree can be considered valuable in one area and junk in another!
  3. Skeans

    Skeans Addicted to ArboristSite

    Apr 4, 2013
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    Rainier, Or
    They use to be considered junk here till they started making paper out of them then came the furniture.

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