Im writing this to enlighten folks about an experience i had years ago when needing to have tree's removed from my property in preparation for a new title 5 system (though this would apply to anyone needing to have tree's removed for any reason). I learned that tree removal companies get paid twice for a job done once... the way this happens is they charge you money for taking down tree's (which YOU own) and then they sell YOUR tree's to local lumber mills for HUGE money at times (or worst case as firewood). I discovered this when i watched the removal company cut and stack all the tree's in 16 foot length's only to see another company pick up this pile the next day (the truck that picked it up said "capeway lumber mill" on it), I called them to tell them they left a few branches in the wooded area alongside where these tree's were cut to length's. They proceeded to tell me they simply purchase the logs and have nothing to do with the job which was done for me (say what! o.0) ... I asked how much they purchased this load of tree's for and he said that load was $2,800 because of all the Cedar in it! I paid about $3,000 to have these tree's removed (so the removal company essentially got paid twice! fast forward a couple years when i needed tree's cleared for side yard... I got the price for removal and after the company came and did the same thing i told them they can leave that stack of 16" trees right their as i wanted to keep it.... i then called called capeway lumber the next day and they sent a nice man down who measured the pile and wrote me a check for $1800 on the spot and picked up the pile that day! (it cost me $1,500 for the removal company hahahaha.... i made $300!) Lesson learned the hard way but at least learned it in the end! as a footnote the tree's value is based on the type of wood and the thickness of the trucks as well as the overall board feet which can be obtained from the tree's. Expensive wood like Cedar, Maple, Oak, etc is worth alot more then Pine (but even Pine is valuable if its wide and the trunks are strait and have few branches on the lower half of the tree... far more valuable then mere firewood!) . If you happen to have some old walnut tree's then you will be doing cartwheels down your driveway as the truck leaves i promise! LOL hope this thread may someday prevent others from the costly mistake i made learning.