Google wasn't allowing me to post a followup to the original thread
(too old I think) so I'm posting the followup under this new title.
Please see the link below for the old thread.
For those who followed the thread, the tree is now down.
Thank you Jerry and others who offered contacts who might be willing to
remove it for free in exchange for the timber. As it turns out, I paid
the local company to remove it because it was a delicate job. Cost a
bunch, but it was safely and neatly done. As one poster suggested, I
did not have the logs removed. Instead, I had them cut into the largest
pieces that I could reasonably have lying around. Hence I now have
about 6 20"+ diam. 6-8 ft long black walnut logs. All straight, all in
good shape. Anybody interested? It will take 4 strong men to lift a
single log and put in a pickup truck. If you cut them up, obviously
less manpower needed, but that would be a shame. I live in Northern NJ,
near Morristown. Looking to sell cheap and recoup some of my felling
expense. How about some woodworking equipment in trade? I will help as
much as I can, but you really need at least 3 -4 strong guys and a very
heavy pickup, if you want them whole.