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Giving Away Free Fallen Trees?

I have a lot of fallen trees in my yard, pine and some others that were knocked down by the recent storm. How do I find anyone interested in free trees or wood?

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May 18, 20180 found this helpful

Put an ad on Freecycle or Craigslist

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May 19, 20180 found this helpful

There are probably a lot of people in your area in this same predicament and most will have to pay someone to cut up and remove the trees/wood.

  • You can certainly try placing an ad in Freecycle and Craigslist but I would not wait very long for a reply.
  • Another place to place an ad is in your local Nextdoor site as this would be in your area so not far to travel.
  • nextdoor.com/.../
  • The problems with free wood is almost nobody wants pine and most other limbs, etc will require a very good chain saw or a log cutter (expensive piece of equipment) plus a way to transport their "find".
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  • If you are in an area that uses a lot of logs in wood stoves and fireplaces you may have better luck but otherwise there are not many uses for wood like this.
  • Even if you get someone interested in some of your wood they will not do "clean up" which is a big part of the work you will have to do.
  • You may be able to place some of your trees/limbs at your roadside if the city/county is still doing storm clean up but I feel sure they will have size requirements so that still means the wood may have to be cut up.
  • You may be able to get a friend that has a chain saw to help you but that is probably the only free help you will find. But this type of work is really hard on a chain saw so even a friend may not be available.
  • Sorry to put a damper on your hopes but I live in Florida and we have storms/hurricanes and most people have to pay a hefty sum to get their yards cleaned up (but it is less money if someone else does the cutting and you do the cleanup).
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May 19, 20180 found this helpful

if your area is saturated with folks with fallen trees, not much hope of someone wanting them. Ask someone you know who may have a sawmill if they want the trees. I live in the North Carolina backwoods and you'd be surprised how many random people just own their own sawmills for precisely this reason - trees fall or need to be cut down & they choose to do something about it v letting it go to waste woodmizer.com/.../LT10-Portable-Sawmill If you wanted to invest in a sawmill you could process the wood and then sell firewood at a later time, or have your own firewood

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an ad on craigslist or free facebook buy sell trade groups is an obvious place to start. As well if you wanted to go out on a limb (no pun intended) you could contact woodworkers and cottage home builders in your area but in general they would want actual lumber, so back to square one: invest in a sawmill.

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May 19, 20180 found this helpful

I think other people may have fallen trees as well. It's a long shot but you can post an ad on Craigslist.

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