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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-20-2018, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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Black walnut tree value???

I saw a post in the for sale forum that had 6 walnut trees listed as needing to be taken down and the guy is looking for someone to pay $3500 for them, roughly $600 a tree. This is not intended to start a debate on that post but just that I had no idea they were worth that much. Is that really the going rate for 24-30 inch black walnut trees? I'm only asking as we have quite a few at camp that were planted in the yard generations ago with the thought of selling them down the road and I'm now curious about it. That very well may be accurate, I honestly have no idea but was hoping someone may have more experience with it.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-20-2018, 11:18 AM
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Check out this link, if you haven't already. If not diseased, which is pretty common in the black walnuts, they could be worth $1,500 or more
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-20-2018, 11:27 AM
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There is a lot of factors that go into determining the value of your trees. If you want a price for your trees I would start with a logging company. Other people may have more insight into who to call.
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I've sold walnut that brought in high dollar offers and walnut that they could take or leave. Its all in the quality and size of the trees. Be sure to talk to more than one logger. Id get at least three bids.
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One other thing to consider is that a lot of buyers don't want anything to do with "yard trees". There is a walnut in my parents back yard that they called around to see if they could get it taken down for lumber. Only one person came to look at it and walked away promptly. Regardless that this tree was on a field edge until about 15 years ago when the area was developed. I've been told they don't want the risk that someone sunk a nail in it for whatever reason. Not sure if the same would hold true for a camp.

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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-21-2018, 09:33 AM
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Iíve been running a portable bandsawmill for 20 years. The price of standing timber is less than logs on the ground.
Rough cut lumber is worth more than logs. Kiln dried lumber is worth more than air dried.
You need to talk to a County Forester to get basic information. If you want to do your own research you can make a dollar.
If you want a sure thing hire a consulting forester.

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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-21-2018, 09:48 AM
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There is an Amish fella with Horses been loggin in my area just for Walnut the last couple years.I don,t know what he is payin but he is always busy.The logs he takes though are small and short.
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do your research a lot of shady characters in the logging business...cut n run!!!!
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-21-2018, 10:06 AM
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A couple of my neighbors had black walnuts cut last week and they got $100 per tree.
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-22-2018, 10:36 AM
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I remember being still of Jr. hunter age sitting w/ dad at his Motorcycle Club meeting hearing that the power company was adding additional lines and needed to take down one of the properties black walnuts and they were offering a flat $500.00.

Probably 1966 or 67.

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