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My mother has 21 acres in Dinwiddie County; how should she get for the trees on her property?

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May 16, 20170 found this helpful

Are you trying to get trees on her property?

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May 16, 20170 found this helpful

I'm assuming you want to sell the trees. It is a lot of labor. Most people pay to cut them down. You may want to put an ad in Freecycle or Craigslist advertising lumber in exchange for cutting it down and taking it away.

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May 16, 20170 found this helpful

Many people want to have trees removed from their property. Often someone tells them that tree removal services will pay them to remove trees from their property. Unfortunately, they face many problems:

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*Tree removal companies are not interested in paying the owner in small jobs, such as a few acres of trees, as their costs in insurance, machinery and workers are very high.

*Some companies may be interested in a larger project if the land owner pays the company, however, the land owner might then find that the company sells the trees to lumber companies. The tree company then has the tree removal payment and the lumber sale payment, as well.

*Insurance liabilities on both sides can be very high as tree removal is a dangerous job and companies must carry high insurance costs for injury to workers and property. The property owner may face injury and damage costs, and legal problems, as well. Tree removal companies are required to carry insurance and bond for their company and workers but this does not mean the property owner does not need coverage for the property and possible injuries etc.

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*Depending on the area or state of the property, the owner may face permit requirements, historic, cultural and other limitations in removing trees from a property.

So, an answer to your question is not simple. You may find a tree removal service by putting an ad on Craigslist, etc., but you still face all the issues above with no guarantees.

*Frequently property owners may find they need an attorney to address the issues and prepare a contract. You should discuss your plans with an attorney familiar with land use and then make an informed decision.

A caveat here-be careful not to provide the property address or even the general location of the trees to any company or person you might find from Craigslist, etc., before signing a contract. You may find that someone has removed the trees from your property without your knowledge.

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May 17, 20170 found this helpful

what kind of trees are they? how much someone would pay depends on their age and condition.

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May 17, 20170 found this helpful

You can post an ad on Craigslist asking if anyone wants to purchase the trees for lumber. Assuming they'd have to cut + haul it themselves too there may be a discount involved?

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