available cheap black walnut (not spam)

I would say free but not really. I have a black walnut tree that needs to come down. It's just under 24 inches in diameter and about 100 feet or so tall. It is straight as an arrow, and has never had anything attached to it, so it's safe to mill. It is too close to my pool and the wife wants it gone (its very messy and the walnuts stain the pool). Anyone who has the expertise to safely remove the tree can have it for free. Or, (preferably) anyone willing to pay for the cost of removing the tree can have it. I'm located in Northern NJ. It pains me to see it cut down, but we really have to.
Steve
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snipped-for-privacy@patmedia.net wrote:

I'd move the pool. :)
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On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 21:41:13 -0500, Silvan

or the wife..
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Thanks to all who responded. Yes, I am well aware that liability is an issue. And, because of that, I'm probably going to have the pro's cut it down. I'll have them take away the small branches/brush, and have them leave the main trunk in as long a piece(s)as is practical given the constraints of safety to my pool and my home in felling it. I will then keep the tree if they can move it to a suitable part of my property for storage. If I can't sell it, I'll eventually cut it up for woodworking projects or (sob) firewood. I am sort of a novice woodworker, or at least I used to be, but I simply don't have the time anymore. The tools yes, the shop yes, the space yes, but the time no --unfortunately. That is why I posted this issue here. I was trying to avail the use of this wood to someone who would get some joy out of it. After it's cut, I may still give it away if I find someone who can benefit.
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www.woodmizer.com is reported to have a means of putting you in contact with a mill owner, who may be interested in sawing your log, for a fee, or a split of the output.
I have a similar need in California, next winter.
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snipped-for-privacy@patmedia.net wrote:

HAve you tried contacting any of the turning groups in your area? http://www.woodturner.org/community/chapters/members.pl?submit=Chapter+List I haven't looked for a post on rec.crafts.woodturning, so ignore this if you also posted there. Joe
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snipped-for-privacy@patmedia.net wrote:

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I'm a hobbiest, so I wouldn't be able to take the whole thing, and I'm not up to felling it, but if it were on the ground I'd be interested in taking a section of it. I'm upstate NY near Pouhkeepsie, so I assume your about and hour and a half from me. e-mail me if you'd like
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Upstate???? Near Poughkeepsie??? That isn't upstate. That's mid-hudson. C'mon out to Syracuse some day - we'll show ya upstate.
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Mike Marlow wrote:

HA! Fair enough, but I can tell you as someone from NJ, that anywhere north of the Tapanzee bridge is considered "Up State". i.e , you're not from the City, you're from upstate.
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People are rustling trees like that. Yes, cutting them down and stealing them for the wood. If your tree is what you say it is you are giving away somewhere in the neighborhood of $2-3K (maybe more )worth of tree. If it were my tree and it had to go I sure would like to have someone pay me that kind of coin to take it off my hands ...
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I don't mind giving it away, even if it is worth 2-3k. Fact is, I need to remove it, and I need to do it before the spring bloom, when it becomes more hazaedous and more expensive. If I have the tree service cut it now, they want $975 and it will be hauled away. If I wait until spring, it costs more. Either way, I don't have a place to store the felled tree indoors. Outdoors yes, but not indoors, so I was going to have to have it hauled away as debris. It pains me so to see it wasted, I just wanted to see someone make good use of it and perhaps save some $.
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On 1 Jan 2005 07:47:59 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@patmedia.net wrote:

IF you want to get value for the wood ...
Have them cut it down and take away the brush ...but leave the logs! Also, have them digup the base if possible. [Clearly you can't get to all the root, so it has to be cut around.] it will have to be taken care of somehow in any case.
Now, advertise for someone to purchase the logs [relatively] cheap if they'll take are of haulage. That's all the money you'll make.
I'd offer another option, but you are not into woodworking or you might have mentioned it: Get in a portable mill and keep the wood. Either way is messy. The tree cutters would clean up afterwards [Be sure of that also], and that might be a more important consideration.
IF NOT .... you must consider insurance. The tree cutters will be fully covered [check that out first!] Anyone else getting hurt on your property or damaging your property makes insurance your responsibility, and possibly invalid. I'd check that out as well.
Balancing one against the other, if not using it, I'd just get it hauled and go swimming.
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