Walnut tree for sale

About 25' high. Buyer has to dig it out and move it. What do you think I ought to get for it ? (upstate NY) My neighbor thinks at least $100.
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Dig it out? It's only use would be lumber and at only 25' high there won't be much usable wood. Good for firewood.
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You have to be nuts to burn a Walnut tree. Full grown Walnut trees are going for over $1500 here for lumber. Dig it out - you might be picturing digging by hand. That's not the way trees are moved. There is a hydraulic clamshell type device that mounts on the back of a tractor for digging trees out.
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I'm quite aware of the machinery to move live trees. You are unaware of the value of a small walnut tree. Walnuts are ubiquitous and of value only when VERY mature. I've burnt walnut larger than your tree.
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No shit Sherlock - that's why I posted the question. But I was offered $100 for it 5 years ago. So I guess you don't care what you burn.
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So now you mention you were offered $100 for it 5 years ago. Too bad you didn't take it. Now you ask for advice and when you don't like what you read you get testy. I care very much what I burn in my woodstove, and walnut, while acceptable, is at the bottom of the list. It is a good way to get rid of worthless wood in an area were open burning it not generally permitted. Do you realize that a walnut has value solely as lumber? It is an undesirable tree for residential use. A 25' tree will require generations to mature into one of commercial value, so it is unlikely that a purchaser of your tree will see any financial gain.
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That was when it was about 10' high.

I asked for "what I should get for it" - you didn't say other than to tell me "I was unaware of the value".

Google walnut and you'll find a few other uses.
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that will appreciate it as furniture. (hope you're not in a hurry)
Why do you want to get rid of it, messy?
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In the way of me building a 3 car garage.
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Maybe I should slice it up and make a couple shelves out of it ?
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I have many black walnut trees on my lot. When one of the really big (30 inch diameter) ones blew over a couple of years ago I could not find anyone willing to pay me for it, and I called around everywhere around here in NJ. They would come and get it if I paid _them_ however. They all said there was no demand for it. I ended cutting it up for firewood and it seems to burn just fine in my fireplace - no problem at all there. Tomes
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That's the way it goes. If you had a truck load of logs-not trees, but cut and trimmed logs-there would have been great interest.
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Actually I had the entire tree horizontal, uncut at all at the time. No interest.
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Thanks for the feedback.
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No problem Sarge. I just am hoping that there is more interest wherever it is that you are. Good luck with this. Tomes
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I don't know if it is big enough (curcumference), but walnut makes beautiful (though heavy) electric guitars.
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