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Pine Tree Uses???
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ron pack    Posted 06-14-2002 at 17:33:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have to push off about 5 acres of small pines, all were planted at the same time so they're all about 6" in diameter.
I hate to pile them up and burn them, gotta be a use for them. I called one of the local loggers, he said they were too small to sale.
How about fence post, if I let them dry and treat them with something?

Humbolt    Posted 08-15-2004 at 18:16:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I came upon this site with exactly the same question via ask jeeves..

One thing I have considered is chipping the bark off and making some nice log style furnature..
Ive seen bed frames and such go for as high as $1000 when laquered up real nice..

Just a thought..pine is a beautiful wood when debarked and laquered..

ShepFL    Posted 06-17-2002 at 09:59:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Down here in FL we thin out the pulp wood at about that size. Most of the pine grown down here is used for pulpwood. I grow large caliper rust resistant slash pines for saw timber. I have it planted so that I can cut small stuff for pulp wood and leave larger stuff for future saw logs.

Right now timber market is way off but some money is better than burning (no money). Hoping to one day use the saw lumber to pay down mortgage.

jamo    Posted 06-15-2002 at 23:55:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What kind of pines are they? I don't mean to sound ignorant, but what about Christmas trees? At least you would make a little jingle.

Dan G/Soganofla    Posted 06-15-2002 at 20:45:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ron, check with some more loggers. It sounds like the one you talked with is only interested in saw timber. It may not be feasable to bring in a lot of equipment for such a small plantation, but some of the little guys may be interested. Those trees are about the size where they do the first thinning on the pines around here.

WallSal55    Posted 06-15-2002 at 10:53:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Contact a local tree service, tree mover, landscaper. Those
pines could probably be sold to homeowners who
would like pines for their landscaping. You
could work out a deal where you would get so much
a tree. (The homeowner pays for the tree, moving,
and delivery of it.) Be persisitent in finding
someone who's interested in helping you!

Salmoneye...One Word...    Posted 06-15-2002 at 04:51:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Les...fortunate    Posted 06-15-2002 at 05:17:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Aw, cmon Salmoneye. I was hopin to get him to deliver it to my place in about 40" lengths so I could either use if for sugar wood or burn it in my Central Boiler.

bill b va    Posted 06-15-2002 at 15:36:37       [Reply]  [No Email]

what the H*** is sugar wood ?

Salmoneye    Posted 06-16-2002 at 02:15:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wood for sugaring.

Used to fire the hearth of a sap evaporator.
Hot and fast.
It takes 40+ gallons of sap to produce one gallon of maple syrup...

Salmoneye...Wait a minute...    Posted 06-15-2002 at 09:11:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
He didn't say he delivered!

That changes everything...


Ron/PAs    Posted 06-15-2002 at 04:16:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I can't imagine any use except for chipping. Unless you can dig and resell them live.
Pine is not something that will last for fence posts, even if treated they are too soft. No one in this area would consider burning pine for firewood because of the creosote that will result in the chimney.
Good luck, I know how it feels to have "plow down" a good crop.

Les...fortunate    Posted 06-14-2002 at 21:29:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What kind of pines are they?

Sned    Posted 06-14-2002 at 17:48:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would think you could find a logger to chip the trees. 5 acres would make a whole lot of wafer board.

DeadCarp    Posted 06-14-2002 at 18:24:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, chippers don't mind small trees at all. Small trees dry fast, handle safer and save the machinery! :)

Mark in Ely, NV    Posted 06-14-2002 at 19:40:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Can't you find someone who will buy this wood, cut it and cure it for firewood resale? That is a whole lot of cords and could make you and someone a good deal of money with a little work.

Hannelie    Posted 09-24-2004 at 13:08:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What will you do with 12 pine trees in your erf of 1700m2 with 45 Hadida birds sleeping in it and nothing growing underneath? Maybe a tree house for my 2 and 5 year old? Take them out and do a pretty garden? Bear with them and make terpentine for paint cleaning uses and sell the cones?

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