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What is the average $ cost of a cord of wood in your area?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by bogydave, Dec 6, 2009.

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  1. highmark800

    highmark800 New Member

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    Ad in this mornings paper: $75 per pulp cord delivered. But you can get a permit for the national forest for 5 cords for $25

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  2. mayhem

    mayhem Minister of Fire

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    $200-225 per "cord" of "seasoned" wood.

    Cord and seasoned are definable terms based upon the context within the sentence structure and the phase of the moon. For example, in the case of local advertisements, cord means, whatever tehy fit into their truck, typically measured by a number of scoops with their loader to fill the truck. Seasoned means its been split for more than a day this season. Tree could have been cut down this week or 2 years ago.
  3. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    Cutting permits in the Olympic NF are worthless as the cutting rules are so restrictive. I wonder why the difference?
  4. highmark800

    highmark800 New Member

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    I must say that the Forest service is a joke, We have so much beetle kill that is not allowed to be cut for this, that and another reason. Each forest and ranger dist is different. I cut on my own place and I see at least 8 trees that will be coming down next spring / summer.
  5. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I see from $150-$250/cord here in lower NY. I bought greenish for $150 from a friend last summer and scrounged this and next winter's this year.
  6. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    I haven't done a lot of looking this year, but I've seen $350.00 / cord and $225.00 / cord.
    A friend of a friend with a small landscaping business is charging $275 / cord for red oak cut down and split last year.
    Dumped in the driveway. May all be gone by now.
  7. maytrix

    maytrix New Member

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    That's a lot for "seasoned" - You can get Kiln Dried for about that same price. I bought a cord last year that I knew was only seasoned about 6 months, but they didn't say they just let it sit outside uncovered. Worst cord I ever got. This year I went with Kiln dried and have wood I've cut and am letting season for next year.
  8. StackedLumber

    StackedLumber New Member

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    Pulp cord here is a log length cord measurement-4ft x 4ft x 8 ft
  9. StackedLumber

    StackedLumber New Member

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    and bogydave is right the pulp cord is log length wood that you have to cut and split yourself. usually have to buy in 10 cord groups or more . . .however, i just scored it a 5 cords! :)

    we have the forestry service permit here too-$25. Emerald ash borer has done a number on the woods here, not as bad as the bettle kills out west, but enough to be a pain.
  10. d.n.f.

    d.n.f. New Member

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    Log length delivered?
    Out my way that means 50 to 65' depending on the logging truck.
    Logging truck length is different depending on where you live (d.o.t.)
    16 cords on a truck here. Give or take a cord.
    1500 bucks for pine
    1800 bucks for fir
    2000 for larch

    All wood quoted is green as nobody but me knows what dry wood is:
    You buck/split/haul starting at 105 per cord for pine/fir
    all the rest split and delivered...
    Pine around 150 to 180 per cord.
    Fir around 170 to 200 per cord.
    Larch around 200 or so.

    And nobody even knows what a face cord is out west.
  11. River19

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    Split and seasoned in NEK VT is anywhere from $175-250 delivered. I just ordered another 2 cord for this weekend. We just finished our cabin up this fall so getting some wood split and stacked wasn’t in the cards when I had to complete a whole home…….although I did just finish cutting up all the scrap in the basement for kindling, which yielded a decent amount and I have a ton of crap for the outdoor fire pit (Kiln dried 4x6 cutoffs and 2x6’s etc.).

    I will say, I passed up on some cheaper but shadier options for wood this year. I bought one cord from this kid earlier in the year and I have been satisfied with the quality and dryness of the wood (12% on the meter on average), so I don’t mind throwing the coin to him………….but damned if I’m buying 3-5 cords per year at $225.

    I need to look into getting some green logs delivered next year to split in the summer. What is a reasonable ballpark for roughly 3 cord worth of green logs? Any thoughts?

    Steve
  12. joshlaugh

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    140-175 for hardwood
  13. Jeb1heat

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    Guy I bought my christmas tree from here in jersey had 175/cord c/s/s 6 months.
  14. Spikem

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    Yeah, I'd love to be in on that also!
  15. Spikem

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    Hell, I'm even having trouble finding log length these days.
  16. jdinspector

    jdinspector Feeling the Heat

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    Here in Chicago $280-350 for a cord. Face cords are all over the place. $75 to $150. Very dependent on species. Oak and cherry seem to be the most expensive.
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  18. ansehnlich1

    ansehnlich1 Minister of Fire

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    Here in South PA $140 to $175 a cord.

    I get log length in March from a local sawmill, I think it was $350 last year for 5 cord worth of either red or chestnut oak with a few sticks of cherry or locust thrown in for good measure.
  19. djamwolfe

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    Just got a quote on 20 pulp cords delivered, $1800 for green oak and the funny part is they are asking $2000 for "seasoned" log length oak.
    If that oak has been down for 8 years maybe it will be somewhat seasoned, but ill just save $200 and season it myself.

    Devon
  20. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Still looking for decent price in my area for some seasoned wood.
    Found this outfit but the way it's "not stacked" to season well, I'm not sure it's ready to burn now.
    Looks like I could get it for $225/cord if I haul.
    Nice set up, but shouldn't it be stacked to season properly?
    http://alaskafirewoodsales.com/
  21. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    They want $250/cord for birch with out delivery.
    A little much being everyone here says sellers seasoned wood is not really seasoned.
  22. hareball

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    Just paid $200 for a delivered cord of "seasoned" oak today.
  23. RIDGERUNNER30

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    If i had me a me a big flat bed truck , I would head north to most of you guys and sell you some wood, around here it's hard to get people to give you 45 to 55 dollars for a cord of wood, and thats top of line wood to red oak white oak, black locust, beech, and hickory, not many people here burn wood and there plenty to get aound here with all the mountains we have.
  24. hareball

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    ROAD TRIP!!!
  25. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Get a couple of shipping containers, hook up with a wood seller up north. Ship only premium seasoned wood, the dryer it is the lighter it is.
    Ship on a train, or back haul semi or drive yourself??
    http://www.buyerzone.com/industrial/storage-containers/bps-storage-containers-prices.html#used

    If nothing else they might make a cheap wood shed. 40 X 8 X 8 outside for a standard.

    standard inside 39' 6" X 7' 8" X 7' 10" (18+ cords)
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