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What does it cost for wood in your neck of the woods?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by jaychino415, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. ailanthus

    ailanthus Feeling the Heat

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    $150-225 for oak c/s/s (cut/split/"seasoned"). A few nearby tree services that charge closer to $100 if you pick it up. Enough people burn around here that they're able to charge for it - I talked to the owner of one of the tree services recently. They just sell firewood to keep the guys busy processing on slow days and put a small dent in the annual gas bill.

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  2. red oak

    red oak Minister of Fire

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    I've seen a cord of mixed hardwoods advertised for $120.00. And yes that is a full cord, cut split and dumped. I've also seen deals on buying in bulk, like 3 cords for $350 or so.
  3. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    If you want "seasoned" wood around here, you need to buy kiln dried wood -it will cost you $375 a cord delivered and stacked. It will be a full cord and then some and it burns like a dream. Mixed hardwoods, mostly ash in these parts but enough oak to be a good mix. They guarantee 12% moisture and will beat you to the ax to prove it on delivery.

    Otherwise, even the "big" guys around here sell cords $200-$250 delivered (dirt and debris included for free) and think 25% moisture is "seasoned" They think they can drop way in advance and "cut to length" is seasoned just because it's sat on their lot a year.

    Thanks To Sandy there is more wood here than anyone knows what to do with so I won't need to buy wood anytime soon. Still a huge pile of oak the township cut months ago just sitting, no joke, we have enough trouble finding room to stack what we have!
  4. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Is that top picture suppose to be a river? Lol
  5. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    I'm willing to take some, I don't even have any oak...:-(
  6. hobbyheater

    hobbyheater Minister of Fire

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    Johnstone Strait. Some people do beachcomb their logs.
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  7. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    looks like tide marks, so close to the ocean
    and the stones sure look like river wash stones

    the trees/logs pile up all along the beaches and rivers in the PNW
    killer surf and killer logs
  8. ChadD

    ChadD Member

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    180-200 "seasoned" hardwood cord
  9. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Wow great picture and very interesting, thank you
  10. willyswagon

    willyswagon Burning Hunk

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    I just ordered 12 cords of mixed hard wood in 8' lengths. It will be mixed maple, the odd birch and the very odd beech.

    If I pick it up "road side" (at his place) $95/ cord.

    If I get it dropped off at my place $120/ cord.

    I'll pay the extra bucks a have it dropped off in a pile at my place
  11. fox9988

    fox9988 Minister of Fire

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    "seasoned" oak= $120 cord, usually delivered.
  12. WeldrDave

    WeldrDave Feeling the Heat

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    Spring and summer down here, $130 cord, after October $175, after Christmas for seasoned, "well good luck at about $250+ cord". "mama says, snooze you loose"......
  13. Newwave

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    This spring I bought 6 cord, mixed oak, maple, ash. Split, delivered and stacked---$750. Local landscape center I bought 3 cord from last year. Got to talking to him and worked out a deal where he would sell to me for same price he sells to seasonal firewood re-sellers--$100 per cord. Charged me another $25 per cord for delivery and stacking. I have no truck so I can't scrounge my own easily.
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  14. WeldrDave

    WeldrDave Feeling the Heat

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    Make sure you stay on the good side of this person;), I don't know what part of the world your at but unless you have a forest in your back yard, thats a "very" good price;ex get what you can for the $$$.
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  15. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    Iv been burning for 5 years now and iv never had to buy any ,too much free stuff around here:)
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  16. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    CSS around here is big bucks last I looked. It's over $350 in the Boston area, delivered
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  17. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    In NY, aside from the "great" deals on craigs list. Green cords are $150.00-180.00 sometimes a little lower. "Seasoned" is a different monkey. You will pay top dollar for seasoned in my area(Capital region) $180.00-300.00. A cord of Oak is 300.00 regardless of it being green or seasoned.

    Log trucks usually charge 100.00 per cord and the trucks are 7-8 cord load capacity.
    I do have a forest in my backyard and Im surrounded by 40 acres of apple trees and even though all the wood is "free" whenever I want it, after I factor property and school taxes, it's not so free.
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  18. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    Not sure where you are in NJ but NJ is just across the river from where I live - Hunterdon County half way between Lambertville and Frenchtown. I'm on the PA side in Point Pleasant.

    Come on over, there's more wood than we know what to do with and with space at a premium, while I love the warmth of oak, I dont have the space to store it long enough to season in addition to the 4 cords I need a year :(
  19. maple1

    maple1 Minister of Fire

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    $110-120/cord for loads of 8 foot lengths. $200 and up for c/s.
  20. arbutus

    arbutus Feeling the Heat

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    Roughly $90 per pulp cord, delivered in an 8 to 10 cord load.

    Cut, split, delivered ranges from $50 to $80 a face cord depending on species and seasoning time.
  21. brokenknee

    brokenknee Burning Hunk

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    $700 bucks for 10 cord grapple load mostly oak some ash. I c/s/s myself. I have been told there are some Amish around that will cut and split for $25.00 a cord. I haven't checked into it yet, but may this year. It is being a really busy spring, adding an addition, putting in all new windows/doors and siding, along with a new roof. I have hired out the ruff framing of the addition and putting on a metal roof, but will be doing the rest myself (with the help of my son-in-law and nephew.)

    The wife and I decided on a Harmam TL300 wood stove with all the trim. We will also be adding a Harman P68 pellet stove, also with all the trim. We are currently using an old Northern Leader wood furnace, burnd almost 12 (full) cords this year. Still burning sometimes at night to take off the chill. Will pick up both stoves in a couple of weeks, but will not have installed until this fall.

    Yes I will upload pictures when installed, I am aware on the forum rule.
  22. Cross Cut Saw

    Cross Cut Saw Feeling the Heat

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    Tree length: $80/cord
    4' length: $100/cord
    18" rounds: $130/cord
    C/S/Delivered: $200-$250/cord green
    C/S/Delivered: $250-$275/cord "seasoned" HA!
    C/S/Delivered: $300+/cord Kiln dried.
  23. Missouri Frontier

    Missouri Frontier Feeling the Heat

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    For me it's a little gasoline and "sweat equity" but, then again, I belong to Hardwoods for Humanity. Great organization and greener than a bunch of greenbacks!
  24. katwillny

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    depends when you get it. If i order it now it will probably be 150, if i order in September it will probably be 200, but if i wait until Nov or Dec, it will run close to 300 and its probably not seasoned.
  25. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Yep , free wood to, if U see an add for, free wood about 6 cords :rolleyes: that's about 2 cords

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