I can't link to it unfortunately because the local weekly paper only posts certain articles online, but I just read of an "urban sawmill" that just opened up about 40 miles east of me in Newark, NJ. It was started by a couple who lives here in Hunterdon County. Apparently the husband is a former logger who once worked in the GNW area of Quebec. Now they get trees from local DPW crews, etc...in log form and saw them into lumber that they then sell. I know that many mills shy away from urban and suburban trees as well as any trees from fencelines, etc...because you never know what might be in them. I wonder how these folks manage to not keep damaging expensive saw blades? In splitting up a black walnut that had been in a neighbor's yard for years I found an entire eyebolt that the tree had "swallowed" at some point as well as countless nails.