Here in the city of Chicago I just call 311 and ask for a
"Forestry pick-up" and the city sends out one of its big blue
trucks with da mare's name painted on the side and the chipper in
tow and takes care of everything!
A lot of mills will not accept "back yard" trees because of the danger of
embedded nails, etc.
Their saws are too expensive to take a chance.
Find somebody with a fireplace who is willing to cut it up an drag it home.
Amazing. A whole thread about pine and not one person (I was going to
say idiot but want to stay polite) didn't make the mandatory "don't
burn pine, you'll burn your house down" post. We have all seen them,
the posters who have never heated with _any_ wood and never knew
anyone who had.
Most plants won't accept trees from residential yards because of the
high likelyhood they have nails, bolts, wire, etc. embedded in them.
However landfills usually will take anything. I'd guess your tree
cutter just doesn't want to take the time or expense to haul it off.
how far away is the nearest paper plant?
Maybe it would cost more to take it there than to a dump,even with dump
You should have had it ground to mulch,used it around the house.
Mybe if it were a LARGE tree trunk,a mill would take it for lumber,or maybe
a hobby woodworker.
Check out http://www.FreeCycle.org .
I just learned about it a few days ago. It's pretty cool. I wish I knew
about it sooner when I had other stuff to give away -- even things like
scrap metal or pine wood.
It is a website to give away or get stuff for free and there are local
groups for most areas. Part of the idea of giving stuff away is so it will
not end up in a landfill.
If you do decide to join one of the local FreeCycle online groups, it is
sometimes easy and better to use a Yahoo email address for it. If you don't
already have one, just create a free Yahoo email account with fake name,
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