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No Purchase of trees and roots!

Please do not send us wood offers of trees from gardens!

If you have found your way here with a search engine because you have felled a tree in your garden and are now looking for someone to buy your valuable cherry tree, walnut tree, apple tree, lilac or yew or - even better - to cut down your tree first and then buy it, please read this text briefly before offering us your wood!

We do not buy wood from gardens, allotments or land. As a rule, this is worthless except for the price of firewood!

Here you will find a few relevant information on the subject of wood prices. This is at present (2015) with about 30 - 50 € per solid cubic meter. If you do the work of splitting the trunk, splitting it into pieces suitable for the oven and then drying them for at least a year, you can double this price.

If this is not enough profit for you, do it like the pros and forest owners: bring your valuable tree trunk to one of the usually 2 times a year value wood submissions, the addresses you get from the forester in their vicinity. Afterwards you can still use the tree trunk as firewood.

The easiest way is of course still to go directly to the local firewood dealer, here you are directly at the right address. As there has been an increased demand for firewood lately, they are always interested in buying logs. A very special chapter here are the roots of trees, in particular of nut trees: these are certified in lay circles again and again fabulous values. Usually some clever neighbour or acquaintance has said that such a walnut root (or a walnut trunk) is of great value for the production of veneers, so staying in the earth is a crime and the renunciation of many thousands of euros. Such walnut tree roots as e.g. the tree just sawed down by grannies are surely madly valuable...

The best thing you can do is to offer this wise guy the chance to buy the tree or the root from you at a reasonable price in order to do the great business himself: from this moment on, at the latest, the whole thing is done and you know what the valuable tree is really worth: Nothing, nothing at all except the calorific value.

Real burls always sit directly on the trunk, but can (much rarer) also grow under the ground on the trunk and can be valuable. But even here is not always expensive, which is rare: every tree has a root, only a few trees have a burl and only a few burls are flawless, without holes and so beautifully grained that veneers can be made from them. It's like the shiny golden ring you find on the street hoping it's pure gold: these rings are always from the chewing gum machine, never valuable gold!

One can only guess how many laymen have already worked their backs to dig out a supposedly valuable root because of this simple confusion, and then clean it of soil, stones and bark to find out after the first cut that it is firewood!

Conclusion: Nut root is not nut burl! Nut roots have boring, worthless wood!

And for the very clever one who will now argue that the most beautiful and valuable Baroque furniture in its time was actually veneered with walnut root wood, I can only say: if burl wood was available, it would certainly have been veneered with it, but what the tree gave away was taken at that time - the trade routes to distant regions of the world were too expensive for such relatively inexpensive goods as wood. For this it had to be precious woods such as ebony, rosewood or satinwood, which, if available on the market, would cost a factor of -40 times as much as the simple walnut required here. Really expensive and elaborate court furniture was actually veneered with walnut burl, and the inexpensive and less beautiful substitute was root wood.

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