I heard there is market for apple tree wood?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by austinp55, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. austinp55

    austinp55 Newbie

    Hello

    Sorry if im not in the right place but during a recent storm, some of the apple trees in my yard have fallen. I was told by a professor I have, there is a market for the apple wood for people who smoke food.

    So I would like to know if this is true, and how much can I possibly get for a tree or two?

    Thank you
     
  2. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    That apple wood is prized as a BBQ wood certainly is true, what kind of market depends on demand, supply and price in your area. How many trees is "some"?
     
  3. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    A cord of fruitwood to the right buyer could go 3 to 4 hundred bucks. You might give us an idea where you are located. Lots of people buy apple for use in fireplaces as well for the pleasant smell it gives. No wood is good green though, you might have to sit on it for a while to season it to make it suitable for burning.
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2014
  4. austinp55

    austinp55 Newbie

    I have 2 trees of it, I live in Maine.. Im am near Bucksport. How would I find someone who wants to buy it.
     
  5. merrymanb

    merrymanb Fire Starter

    If you cut it inti 15 inch logs and split it into 3 to 4 inch thick, you can sell it on Ebay.
     
  6. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Craigslist might work as well. You have any BBQ resteraunts in your area? they might buy some too.
     
  7. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Even better, sell half to finance that smoker you have been dreaming of. haha...
     
  8. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    So you're about 40 miles away... too bad I have plenty of apple, maybe your professor knows a few people that need BBQ wood. Or you can cut it, season it and use it yourself.[​IMG]
     
  9. tc fish bum

    tc fish bum Meat Mopper

    i live in northern michigan,smack in the heart of cherry/apple producing farm country. just got a pickup load of apple for 50$. so it does depend on where your located for price. buttttt you do have something of value so hold out and look around your area for who may want it/ and  or come and get it. my question is why not keep it for yourself? its good stuff
     
  10. ristau5741

    ristau5741 Meat Mopper

    Typically you can't sell  wood in the quantity of a tree,  Here in Maryland wood can only be sold in cords, and fraction's of cords,  selling a stack or a trunk of wood is illegal here.  You may want to get your local regulations for selling wood in your area so as you don't end up in hot water.

    I like timberjet's idea for selling enough to finance a smoker and keeping the rest.
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2014

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