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Finding firewood logs

Post in 'The Gear' started by johnsopi, Nov 17, 2006.

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  1. johnsopi

    johnsopi Minister of Fire

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    Where do you find loads of logs to buy for firewood. Do you start by calling lumber yards? and is it a big cost saving over splitt firewood.

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  2. Eric Johnson

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    What you need to do is find a logger in your area. There are probably some listed in the Yellow Pages under Timber Harvesting Contractors or Logging Contractors. You can also try to hook up with a landclearing contractor.

    You can save quite a bit buying logs by the load and cutting them up yourself. Depending on where you live, a load of logs should be somewhere between $50 and $75 a cord, and a log truck generally holds between 5 and 10 cords, depending on the size of the rig.

    Where do you live?
  3. DriftWood

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    Call local tree services and city or county DPW road easement {tree clearing} departments they have loads often cut into rounds you can just spilt.
  4. johnsopi

    johnsopi Minister of Fire

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    I live in Ceil County Maryland 21921.
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    Eric, would you know of any place around me (Sand Lake, NY, 12153)?
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    johnsopi Minister of Fire

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    I talked to the county roads dept. They said you could pick up the wood if its in the road easement. I don't really know what a
    road easement is. If no house are very close and the cut wood is 5-10ft off the road is that a road easement?
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    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    Is it within the county's right to give you permission? I know I would be a little miffed if I came upon a scrounger (or a tresspasser) on my land without permission.
  8. Eric Johnson

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    Let me see what I can dig up next week.
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    Thanks. Have a good weekend.
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    A good place to ask for logs is the owner of the husky or stihl chainsaw shop...these guys usually know the people pretty well and can give you a couple names of loggers to call and check prices.
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    johnsopi Minister of Fire

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    I don't feel comfortable with picking it off the side of the road, but it bugs me seeing it just sit there when the land is part of a corporate center. Now I don't have a problem with picking up wood that people have dumped along side the road. Which they do all the time around here.
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    Generally around here, it would be from the edge of the road to any type of fence. If for some reason there is no fence, it is considered to be from the edge of the road to at least the center of the ditch. But either one of these could vary in your area.

    Corey
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    I would call tree services in you'r area. Or if you see them working stop and ask. You mite be able to get it for FREE
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    johnsopi Minister of Fire

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    I stopped today when I saw a tree crew taking a big poplur down.They were more happy to give it to me. Saved them two loads.From now on if I'm in the truck and see them cutting I'm going to stop. It's a win win situation.
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    Give them you'r phone number and if they are in you'r area they can tell you where the wood is.
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