Trees to Remove in Lumber City

I have some some trees on my land that I want to sell. I live in Lumber City. Most of the trees are oak and I have a few pine, ranging in size from small to large.


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December 24, 20160 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:

*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.


*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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December 27, 20160 found this helpful

Usually it would take a large amount of trees for it to be profitable for a company to even agree to remove trees.


If you are anywhere near a lumber yard you might give them a call and see what they tell you. they may have the name/number of a small company/individual that removes trees - but most likely, you will have to pay to have them removed.

Be very careful with who you give your name and/or location to.

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December 28, 20160 found this helpful

In my area, we have an antique club that has an old steam saw mill. They are about the only place that will buy standing trees. Most want large plots of trees, unless they are a very valuable tree such as walnut or an exotic wood.

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December 29, 20160 found this helpful

If you want to sell your trees, contact the nearest sawmill. They may be interested in buying them. Other ideas include craftsmen in wood or other artists, whom you may be able to find online.


I'm only guessing, but if you live in Lumber City it sounds as if wood is or has been a popular product there! So let's hope you are successful.

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December 29, 20160 found this helpful

You might be better off putting it on Freecycle or Craigslist with the stipulation that they remove. It will save you money. People also think they can sell used swing sets and then realize that they actually have to pay to get rid of them, so they go the Freecycle route.

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