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English Walnut (To be felled soon)

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Finally have planning permission fo fell our Walnut Tree with a 2.2m circumference(7ft)@chest height and 4m straight trunk, any interest?
The Arborist doing the job reckons it’s only worth £60 but I could get it loaded on a transporter
Easy road access into the rear patio from our large gravel front yard.
Many thanks,
Todd
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19 minutes ago, Bloom said:

There's a video about this.....

Please no !🙂

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At 2.2m circumference it's about 60cm in diameter.
It's got a lean, so it might warp and split.
Young looking tree, probably mostly pale sap wood.
And it looks to have no more than 2m of clean stem.
It's not forest grown, so will have inclusions.
A lorry with a crane and driver will cost more than the tree is worth.
Probably.
Until it's on the ground and you can see the interior it's a total gamble, might be rotten or hollow.
I've seen 18" walnut trunks with a 4" heartwood.
Worthless.
More than 12" of heartwood?
Yes £60-£100 max.
If it was 1m+ in diameter, with burrs and pippy on a 7m+ trunk with 2" of sapwood, no rot or twists, delivered to my yard in Yorkshire, I'd pay about £500-£1000.
That's the honest truth.

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2 hours ago, Rough Hewn said:

At 2.2m circumference it's about 60cm in diameter.
It's got a lean, so it might warp and split.
Young looking tree, probably mostly pale sap wood.
And it looks to have no more than 2m of clean stem.
It's not forest grown, so will have inclusions.
A lorry with a crane and driver will cost more than the tree is worth.
Probably.
Until it's on the ground and you can see the interior it's a total gamble, might be rotten or hollow.
I've seen 18" walnut trunks with a 4" heartwood.
Worthless.
More than 12" of heartwood?
Yes £60-£100 max.
If it was 1m+ in diameter, with burrs and pippy on a 7m+ trunk with 2" of sapwood, no rot or twists, delivered to my yard in Yorkshire, I'd pay about £500-£1000.
That's the honest truth.
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when r u going to start charging for your knowledge mate :D

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when r u going to start charging for your knowledge mate 

It's free on Arbtalk
But I'm writing a book (very slowly)
about chainsaw milling.


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definitely worth a look and needs to be felled as though there is all the intention of milling it.

 

don't cut it square at the top of the trunk. leave the stubbs of the branches and then get it milled if it's worth it.

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definitely worth a look and needs to be felled as though there is all the intention of milling it.
 
don't cut it square at the top of the trunk. leave the stubbs of the branches and then get it milled if it's worth it.
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If you gave it like that to me to mill the first thing I would do it cut them off,that’s just not how you present timber to a mill...
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2 hours ago, MattyF said:


If you gave it like that to me to mill the first thing I would do it cut them off,that’s just not how you present timber to a mill...

Depends on the effect you want I guess? If its for a piece of feature furniture then I can see why you'd leave the stumps on, but of its for nice straight slabs then I can see why you'd want the butt as straight as possible. I guess to get the features you'd need to mill it on a 48" plus Alaskan. 

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