Buyer for wormy oak log? Sorta OT

My dad has accidentally ran into some wormy oak. The tree had to come down before it hit a fence. While sawing up the top he discoverd it to be all wormy white oak. An internet search turned up some flooring distributors, but none would talk about buying a log. Guess they wanted in kiln dried, sawed and delivered. Oh well, this is just a shot in the dark but........does anyone know a timber buyer or logger around the NewAlbany, Indiana area that might like a shot at this. The log is intact and did not split on fall. Dimensions31' long, 37" dia. butt end, 25" small end. No attempt thus far has been made to cut into to see if the entire trunk is wormy. If anyone is interested I will obtain pics and post. I personally have not seen it but plan to soon. It gets dark by the time I get off work each day. I welcome any suggestions or leads. Best offer so far is a local bandsaw man that will cut it know charge for half the lumber. Failing that or other options it will be cut up for firewood. Somebody somewhere needs this log and my dad could stand to sell it. It's just getting these two people together. There's thought for a business.........brokering wood on the internet. I quess I'll put my two weeks notice in. Not! Appalachian woods sells wormy red oak for about $9.00 a square foot. Somebody must use this stuff. We have tractors and all and would assist in loading if necessary. Thanks in advance for any help you all may be able to provide. Lyndell
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On Tue, 13 Nov 2007 20:34:44 -0500, "Lyndell Thompson"

It takes some work and special equipment to get a tree trunk to the sawmills. You could ask a local sawmill, but many won't touch a tree on a residential lot due to pieces of metal in the wood would ruin an expensive blade in no time. Your tree might be worth $5000, but it might cost $1500 to get it to the sawmill. Nine dollars a board-foot for rough-sawn kiln-dried Honduras mahogany is about right, but certainly not for wormy white oak (well, maybe in Hawaii).
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I hear ya bud. Here is the link: http://www.appalachianwoods.com/flooring/wormy_oak_flooring.htm I can't beleive it neither but they say $9.00 regular, $6.75 on sale. That is the reason I had to ask. As always thanks for the response. Now if I can just find a logger with a client after some wormy white oak................. LOL Lyndell
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the wormy oak is really not uncommon, many of the oak white and red are dying here in minnesota and once the bark starts to loosen the worm holes start. actually ruins the grade for the sawmill. yes i know the price is high at the retail end on finish products but let it be no reflection on the log value. many brokers and manufactures between the raw log and the market. ross hebeisen www.highislandexport.com
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