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15-08-2011, 21:53   #1
 
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Price of Trees

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Where is the best guide to the cost of fully grown broad-leaf trees in Ireland?

How much does a fully grown oak, for example, sell for?

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C
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Had a quick guggle and couldn't find much. Unless someone else has a better idea, you could do worse than ringing a few local arborists and asking them if they're interested and if so, what kind of quote they'd offer.
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Try coford ,they have a list of people with trees and timber to sell in there bulletins.
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Hi,

Where is the best guide to the cost of fully grown broad-leaf trees in Ireland?

How much does a fully grown oak, for example, sell for?

Thanks,
C
It all depends on the quality of the tree and the way it has grown. Some trees are completely unsuitable for timber conversion - even mature Oaks - and only have a value as firewood to commercial producers. Many trees develop a twist as they grow and when milled, nothing will prevent the boards from warping, cupping and splitting. Others have all sorts of tensions in them which can produce the same effects. So, obviously a tree which has grown straight and true, would be worth more.
The native Irish Oak (quercus robur, I think) is a demon for splitting where it's not supposed to.
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