How to Sell Cedar Logs

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Cedar trees are tall and stately additions to any yard, but every tree outlives its usefulness. You may want to cut down your cedar tree to install a playground, swimming pool or other home improvement project, or your dead cedar tree may need to be cut down before it falls. You can find a good use for that wood by selling it to a lumber company, woodworker or even as firewood.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Telephone
  • Camera
  • Measuring tape
  • Pen
  • Paper
  • Computer
  • Internet
  • Cardboard
  • Marker

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    Contact an arborist in your area to discuss cutting down your cedar tree. Let the arborist know you'll be selling the logs for firewood or woodworking purposes, so he can plan accordingly. Schedule an appointment with the arborist to cut down your cedar tree.

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    Photograph the tree. Measure the trunk with a measuring tape and estimate the height of the tree. Write up a description of your tree that indicates your reason for removing it, the curvature of the wood and other notable properties of your tree.

  3. 3

    Research woodworkers and furniture makers in your area. You may want to contact other artists and sculptors. Let these people know you have cedar wood for sale; provide any interested parties with images and a description of your tree.

  4. 4

    Check with lumber companies in your area. Some large lumber companies might be able to use your cedar wood, reselling it for firewood or using it in manufacturing.

  5. 5

    Store the cut cedar logs in a clean, dry place. If you need to stack them outside, cover them with a tarp in case of rain.

  6. 6

    Create a sign to advertise your wood using cardboard and a marker. Check with local markets in your town. Would they be interested in carrying cedar firewood?

  7. 7

    Review offers that come in from interested buyers. Sell your cedar logs to any interested party.

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