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Price of a log or logs

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Piece of string answer.
Hard or softwoods?
Forest grown?
Artic load or trailer?
Graded?
Delivered?
As a vague rule £100 a ton is a fair price for most hardwoods collected.
Less for softwoods.
Valuable species can go for a lot lot more.

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3 hours ago, Phil G 2217 said:

Can enyone tell me what would I be expected to pay for logs or a log for milling

As i am thinking of buying  a sawmill . Maximum diameter  30in lets say about 12ft long. 

I think it would be beneficial for your research to offer a lot more detail as to what you expect to be doing with your sawmill. At the moment, your question is so vague you might as well be asking "what should I be expecting to pay for a car?"

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Here's some examples of milling logs I've bought recently.
Beech 20-30" x 8' £65 a ton collected from the forest.
Sycamore 3'x 8' superb character £100 collected from field.
Elm 4' x 9' delivered £300
Oak 2-3' x 8' collected from forest £100 a ton.
Sitka 2 ton for £120 delivered.
Prices will vary quite a bit depending who you know,
How far away?
What's the accesss?
Can you collect big heavy logs?
A 30" oak log at 12' weighs about 2.5+ tons.
And turning big logs on a mill is very difficult.
(As I found out )

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11 minutes ago, Rough Hewn said:

Here's some examples of milling logs I've bought recently.
Beech 20-30" x 8' £65 a ton collected from the forest.
Sycamore 3'x 8' superb character £100 collected from field.
Elm 4' x 9' delivered £300
Oak 2-3' x 8' collected from forest £100 a ton.
Sitka 2 ton for £120 delivered.
Prices will vary quite a bit depending who you know,
How far away?
What's the accesss?
Can you collect big heavy logs?
A 30" oak log at 12' weighs about 2.5+ tons.
And turning big logs on a mill is very difficult.
(As I found out emoji23.png)
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Quite  expensive  you wouldn't get much then .

Depending on size two or three logs . I do have permission in some woods but only trees that have fallen  through bad whether.  I'm  in Doncaster area were would i start to look. Thanks for your info

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Quite  expensive  you wouldn't get much then .
Depending on size two or three logs . I do have permission in some woods but only trees that have fallen  through bad whether.  I'm  in Doncaster area were would i start to look. Thanks for your info

Put a "milling logs wanted" advert up.
If you can collect from Huddersfield, I've got a few logs I could spare

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4 hours ago, Phil G 2217 said:

Quite  expensive  you wouldn't get much then .

Depending on size two or three logs . I do have permission in some woods but only trees that have fallen  through bad whether.  I'm  in Doncaster area were would i start to look. Thanks for your info

 

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Thanks for the offer rough hewn. Looking to move to another property so things are abit difficult just  now

Need to get sorted. 

Need to get set up

But so kind of you.

Cheers...

 

 

 

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