I'm looking for some information from anyone who is located in western
Pennsylvania. I have one large cherry tree (i.e., about 36 dbh)
located on some property I own in Venango County, PA (near Oil City
and Franklin) that I would like to have cut down and milled. I've
contacted several hardwood mills in the area and none of them will
mobilize for just one tree. They're all more than willing to
selective cut the entire 20 acres for 1500 bucks though :(
If anyone is aware of an individual or company with a portable mill
that would cut one tree please let me know.
I would like to keep the wood for my own use but I'm willing to work
out some kind of arrangement for anyone who can do this job (e.g.,
they keep some of the wood and I'll pay the difference in cash).
Cherry resists most common fungi, but often succumbs to a variety of white
rot that can render the wood unusable, It shows as darker than the normal
color, and can range from firm but ugly to crumbling.
Wood-Mizer (www.wood-mizer.com, or 1.800.553.0182) can put you in touch with
owners of their mills in your area.
Doug Miller (alphageek-at-milmac-dot-com)
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firstname.lastname@example.org (Dave) wrote in message
Call Wood-Mizer out of Indianapolis In and see if they have an owner
of their portable mill in your area. I know Wood Mizer keeps an owner
record and I bet you that there is one in your area.
Mike from American Sycamore
I've been there, I had 10 acres of Hickory and Oak, everyone would tell me
about this person or that person and how much it was worth. At the end of
the day, when you contact someone, it was the same story, they would come
take it off your hands for free if there is enough of it. A friend bought a
portable mill that ran off a chainsaw engine and we milled and split the
amount of wood between us. It does take some time/patience to dry, join and
plane the lumber but the fact that you can point to something and say that
came from my back yard is a good feeling. I'd love to tell you about all of
the wonderful things that were made with my portion, but you'll have to ask
my EX father-in-law...what?..me..bitter?..lol
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