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I just cut down four large cherry trees on my property and was wondering how much the logs might be worth. They range from maybe 12-24" in diameter, and there are many nice straight lengths with no branches/knots/etc. from which I can get a number of 8' logs. All cross sections look perfect, beautiful pinkish-brown wood. I am in southwestern PA. Any idea?

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Welcome to the forum, Frank! I have no idea on the value but someone will be around later to help.

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Hi folks.

I just cut down four large cherry trees on my property and was wondering how much the logs might be worth. They range from maybe 12-24" in diameter, and there are many nice straight lengths with no branches/knots/etc. from which I can get a number of 8' logs. All cross sections look perfect, beautiful pinkish-brown wood. I am in southwestern PA. Any idea?

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Call a logger in your area, and see how much they will give for them.
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a lumber buyer/sawmill rep can offer you a value. if they are truly straight and free of defects, they may be veneer grade and worth more $$
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12 inch log, not much. I had some large cherry logs Nothing less than 18 inches and some up to 30and went through the hassle of loading them on a trailer to deliver to a saw mill. One guy came out and looked at them, and said they would be worth more as firewood. I drove them to another saw mill and was offered $100 for 16 logs. You may want to see what a mill would charge to saw them for your own use. Cherry must not be very high right now, my local saw mill cut some cherry for skids last week.
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Buying logs is like buying a cow to be slaughtered. You get the cow based on hanging weight at what seems like a pretty cheap price per pound. Then if it ends up at the butcher, every time they cut it or grind it up, the price per pound goes up. A lot of people are surprised at the prices they get for whole trees or logs. They're often comparing it to finished product prices. Also, depending on where the trees came from, many mills don't want them. If they are in a suburban or urban setting, many times have metal imbedded in them. Local mill has a whole wall of metal objects they found in trees, each one damaging a big bandsaw blade.
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Find a Sawyer to cut them. You won't get much for those logs...pretty small. My guess around here would be maybe $300-500 per thousand depending on the grade. You can Google current pricing by state....can give you a rough idea.
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