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How much would you pay for unseasoned, uncut hard wood from a tree surgeon? Or if you’re a tree surgeon, how much do you sell it for?

 

This isn’t for commercial purposes, just me, in my home with the tools to cut and split and the space to season.
 

Again, I realise this might be difficult to price but any rough guidelines would be great.

 

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Unfortunately, the tree surgeon who I’d be getting this from occasionally sells his cut and seasoned logs so I think he’d be after more than beer tokens. In my head I’m thinking paying 1/4 of the price for the green wood compared to the cut and seasoned wood? But no idea if that’s reasonable or even too much....

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5 minutes ago, trigger_andy said:

Depending on the waste but £30 a ton to me is reasonable. 

 

That would be in the ball park, though I'd say £20/t if you have to collect it or £40/t if he's dropping it off. Arb waste is slow to process compared to proper, forestry cut firewood.

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Just now, Big J said:

 

That would be in the ball park, though I'd say £20/t if you have to collect it or £40/t if he's dropping it off. Arb waste is slow to process compared to proper, forestry cut firewood.

Yeh, I was gonna add +/- depending on collection or delivery. :D 

 

He might also be able to cherry pick. 

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I cut mine up into 8-10" rings got a lad who picks it up for £35 a cube.
He's happy because he just splits it into icb's and stacks em.
I'm happy cos I don't have space/time/effort.

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If it was forestry firewood grade hardwood it would be costing you in the region of £65 tonne plus the haulage and you would have buy a arctic load at that so if you paid £30 and it was in rings ready to split its cheap, if it was all small 3-5" round wood its dear but it will still burn but just a bit more time needed cutting it up,

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29 minutes ago, spuddog0507 said:

If it was forestry firewood grade hardwood it would be costing you in the region of £65 tonne plus the haulage

This must vary based on location (we’re in Aberdeenshire) as I just paid £120 for a potato box of seasoned, split and cut beech!

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