Re: Can I "sell" a walnut tree?

You might try posting it here:
http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&group=rec.gardens
Don't be offended by this. I'm just saying you might find an answer there. I looked in google for transplant walnut tree and didn't find much. A better search could be made for sure.

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Well, a quick google search found:
http://www.sticktrade1.com/tl/tlus.asp
using http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=buy+walnut+tree+standing
There are more links that looked interesting but you will have to do the looking.
Wish the tree was near me.
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John Smith wrote:

I haven't seen this come up yet, so I'll mention that when people have asked similar questions in the past, I remember sawyers ranting on for days about the evils of "yard trees." A tree that big, there could be half of a bicycle embedded in it, or an old clothes line, a railroad spike ladder some kid used to climb into his treehouse 50 years ago. For that reason, a lot of people won't want to touch your neighbor's tree for any use other than firewood.
Or so I've heard anyway. This is all second hand.
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While it is true there is a lot of "crap" in yard trees, there are many sawyers that will saw them. A person would be charged for all damages. Some sawyers own metal detectors. "Where there is a will, there is a way". I am sure if they do a bit of asking around, they will find someone in that location that will saw the walnut tree for them.
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On Sun, 31 Aug 2003 01:20:16 -0400, Silvan

Sawing through half-bicycles is no big deal on a portable bandsaw. You take the risk, and it costs you a new blade if you do happen to hit one. You can afford to lose the odd blade - it doesn't happen _that_ often.
It''s a lot less risky than on a circular saw (where it's dangerous, and expensive) or for a fixed bandsaw, where the huge bands do get expensive.
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On Sun, 31 Aug 2003 18:08:28 +0100, Andy Dingley

Actually, if it was a GOOD bicycle, you probably wouldn't even hear the saw slow down. <G>
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On Sun, 31 Aug 2003 22:06:12 GMT, B a r r y B u r k e J r .

My frame is titanium, so it's not that easy to saw through !
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But a ti bike would not ever be left against a tree long enough to grow into it. Murray or Huffer, er Huffy for sure.
My bikes are aluminum, steel, and carbon fiber. My body fat is too hi for ti. ;)
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On Mon, 01 Sep 2003 10:21:41 GMT, B a r r y B u r k e J r .

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wrote:

No idea in the USA. Round here I'd talk to one of the half-a-dozen top-end timber merchants, who deal with the fine furniture and turning market. See who they recommend.
I _wouldn't_ ask WoodMizer about local fellers or sawyers. Unless they know walnuts, they can cost you 1/3rd of the tree's value. Hey, it wasn't my tree, but it's stil a waste.

No problem, this is usual for walnuts anyway. The most valuable part of the butt is the root crown, and this is just where a typical non-walnut feller would place the cut the tree.
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"Andy Dingley" wrote

Commercial walnuts in California are English Walnuts grafted to short Black Walnut trunks. I've heard of choice root crowns selling for 3 or 4 thousand dollars. When orchard trees stop bearing they usually aren't cut, they are knocked over with big diesels. Then the burl guys can have a look at them. Only a few look really interesting. Full disclosure: these are secondhand observations. My brother told me etc etc. Joe
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Hot damn, you gotta wonder why some folks bother to respond with such bullshit. Finding out who owns the local sawmills, of any type, is one of the best places to start getting the OP's questions answered about who's got experience with walnut.
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Sure, but find someone who knows about dealing with walnuts. I know a bunch of "locally grown hardwood" specialists who twice felled walnuts by sawing at normal stump height, then left the root crowns behind. Stupid eejits still don't know how much they threw away.
Now maybe walnuts are common in your locality - but they aren't around here, and a typical sawmill hasn't a clue about them. Even the drying technique is different, because walnuts are bug prone even when well dried.
Best price for walnuts around here is from a guy who only sells to the gunstocking trade. He's fussy about the walnut species and the tree quality, inspects before felling, and only buys about half of those he sees. OTOH, if it's a good burl, you do get top whack.
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First, Andy, let me apologize for being pissy, and thanks for not responding in kind. I've been putting finish on a project, have a couple more that I need to start, but can't do a damn thing in the shop because it is either a finishing room, or a woodshop ... too small to be both. Consequently I am spending too much time banging on the damn keyboard the past few days.
I am been intrigued with this idea of urban forestry for a couple of years, especially afar paying higher prices each time I go to buy hardwood for the next project. I live in a neighborhood where older houses are constantly being torn down and replaced with MacMansions, and the number of beautiful hardwood trees destroyed in the process is hard to believe.
About time for me to personally start finding out more about the concept, and who's doing it locally myself.
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It's yard waste.
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