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Is there a Market for Overgrown Christmas Trees?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:26 pm
by Bulworthy Project
A friend of ours has about 5 acres of spruce that was planted about 20 years ago for xmas trees and never harvested or thinned. Does anyone know if there is a profitable market for this to turn it into pellets or anything? Even if it covered the price of cutting them down and replanting with something nicer, that would be a bonus.

Re: Is there a Market for Overgrown Christmas Trees?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:09 pm
by RichardKing
Cut them before Christmas. Cut off the tops & sell them as christmas trees.
Leave the rest to dry & then chip for fuel. check out the market first. Probably best to get in a contractor, or sell as it is.

Re: Is there a Market for Overgrown Christmas Trees?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:53 pm
by westcountry Charcoal
Give Brendon hills tree surhgery a ring not that far from you and I know he dose a lot of chipping for fuel

Re: Is there a Market for Overgrown Christmas Trees?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:09 am
by Sparrowhatchforestry
Where are the trees based? We harvest and sell a fair amount of norway to kindling suppliers, the value of them will proably be very low, however its stil a market. Why does he want them removed?

Re: Is there a Market for Overgrown Christmas Trees?

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:15 am
by Bulworthy Project
Sparrowhatchforestry wrote:Where are the trees based? We harvest and sell a fair amount of norway to kindling suppliers, the value of them will proably be very low, however its stil a market. Why does he want them removed?

Trees are in North Devon.
He wants them removed for environmental and asthetic reasons.

I'm going to give Brendon Hills a shout. As Westcountry Charcoal says they are not far from us.

Many thanks

Re: Is there a Market for Overgrown Christmas Trees?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:24 pm
by Emma S
I have had teepee poles made from overgrown christmas trees, they were great.

Re: Is there a Market for Overgrown Christmas Trees?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:01 am
by Chunkymunky
Just a little thought but what about saving a couple and offering one to local town/village for their square at christmas or are they huge?