Well, that was a bust! I had those 3 dead or fallen trees cut up, and tried to save some of the resulting logs for milling. No such luck! Turns out I keep missing the daily deadlines to reach a mill by their business hours (work got in the way), and now I've spent $88 on a U-Haul trailer that must be returned tomorrow noon -- and I have no way to off-load the logs (needs a bobcat or excavator with a grapple) or a place to take them to, I'm stuck with a full trailer I can't unload. After talking with a couple of tree services companies today, they say most of my logs are too small to mill, and that the resulting slabs would have to set in a covered air-flowing outside place for a year to dry before using them -- under a deck is supposedly too moist, and my garage is full. I don't have a place to stack the logs, and I'm at my wits end as to what to do.
Anyone need some raw logs for firewood ? 3 species: red oak or black oak (the guys disagree what it is), poplar, and what appears to be ash. 3 20-in logs are not straight but possible milling material, the rest are smaller diameter and would hardly yield 1 or 2 narrow boards each.
Although kindness is rarely a job, no matter what you do it's always an option.