300 years of oak down the drain: $1100
March 15, 2011 8:32 AM Subscribe
We just had two 150-year-old oak trees felled. My landscaper is telling me that we need to pay $1100 to essentially take them to the dump.
posted by thebazilist to home & garden (36 answers total)
We paid to have them cut down. Now the landscaper wants us to pay another $1100 for him to cut them up and haul them away to his lot where they'll sit, because he has to pay to dump them. He says he tried to find someone to take them or buy them or something, but had no luck. I don't believe him a) because he's been shady before and b) it just seems crazy that no one wants nice old-growth hardwood.
I called around to a couple of firewood sellers, but there's so much wood around that it comes to them, and they don't need to go out looking for it.
But I saw this comment
on a previous, similar post and I just feel like, I have to be able to do something with this stuff. I don't want to be cheated, and I also don't want to see this amazing wood go to waste. But maybe it's more trouble to people than it's worth, which would be a shame.
I'm on Long Island.