So this is way off topic but does relate to the nature of wood –
I live in a very small rural area and I have a very large silver maple tree that I want to have removed.
I’ve never had to ever consider removing a tree but this one is at the point where I’d like it removed. I am trying to get bids but its hard to get anyone to respond or travel very far considering the small town I live in.
Those of you in the USA if you have had trees removed any idea of what you paid or know of anyone and what they paid? Even if its a SWAG (simple wild a$$ guess)… I can search all over the internet and its all bid by bid so if I do get someone to show up I’ll probably be limited to a bid or two at best.
I think the hard part is going to get access as the tree is in my backyard, fenced and many obstacles (brand new paver patio other trees) to get any big booms or vehicles in – neighbors also have fenced yards.
If I had other folks to ask I sure wood but figured I’d try this forum since its really active. Also if I get the tree taken down is it worth checking into having some of the really large parts milled into slabs for future wood working projects?