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Old 05-19-2019, 10:41 PM   #1
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I have a place with a lot of big mature cedars in the La Grange area. Do they have any value? Im getting ready to just bull doze them down and burn them.
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Old 05-19-2019, 11:16 PM   #2
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Not from my experience.

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Old 05-19-2019, 11:23 PM   #3
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The big ones not so much- The ones fence post size they will come in and cut and haul off then just take the dozer and push up and burn. Ask at the local feed store if they know any cedar hoppers that may be interested. Wont get much on them but you are going to push with dozer and burn anyway.
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Old 05-20-2019, 12:36 AM   #4
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Up here in Oklahoma, the state will pay you to cut them down.
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:15 AM   #5
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Anyone price the cost of cedar now at the lumber yard? Cedar from Canada is up 40%
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:22 AM   #6
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maybe contact someone who makes the rustic cedar furniture. I bought a big cedar post from a guy who does that very thing and asked him where he gets his cedar. He told me he pays folks in the hill country, drives up there, cuts it down and hauls it back to Houston and uses it to ply his trade
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:25 AM   #7
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There is not a real lot of value in them, but since you are planning on dozing and burning why not let someone cut them and make a few bucks for yourself. And youll still have to doze and burn because there is a special place in hell for Cedar loggers and the mess they leave behind 🤣
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:37 AM   #8
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There is not a real lot of value in them, but since you are planning on dozing and burning why not let someone cut them and make a few bucks for yourself. And youll still have to doze and burn because there is a special place in hell for Cedar loggers and the mess they leave behind 🤣
Thanks for typing that for me!
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:41 AM   #9
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They are priceless to allergy specialists and drug companies.
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:53 AM   #10
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I used to see a cedar oil plant up near junction, who come and cut and clear and then extract the oil from the leftovers, I cannot recall if it’s still in operation or what the process was

http://www.texarome.com/

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Old 05-20-2019, 08:05 AM   #11
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Yes fence posts.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:09 AM   #12
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Call Pete Chovanec. He makes cedar furniture in Rutersville and he might buy the bigger trees from you. 979-966-2831
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:10 AM   #13
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How big?
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:16 AM   #14
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There is a company in the Hill Country that uses the stumps to make cedar oil. Spoke to them a few years ago and they paid $20 per ton. I laughed, they said they have people that do it.

I think you are better off just burning.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:25 AM   #15
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If they are the big eastern cedar they are worth a little. I cut down several years ago and took them to a cedar mill and made some money but I wished later on that I had planked them out for myself.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:27 AM   #16
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Cedars and Mesquites...kill em all!
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:40 AM   #17
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Well years ago, we hunted on a place outside of Boerne, a old woman owned the place. We noticed they had pushed over a lot of cedar tree stumps after cutting the trees off, about 1 1/2 ft. from the base. There were cedar tree stumps pushed over all over the place. We had no idea why they did not just push them all into big piles and burn them. The ranch foreman told us that the land owner sells them to companies that make perfume. Some how they use those dried cedar stumps in making perfume. They had to be dried. I may be remembering it wrong, but I think the old woman was getting about $1500 per stump, depending on size. This was back in the early 90s. Every once in a while we would see a 18 wheeler with a flat bed trailer show up and they would go around the property picking up cedar stumps. I think the first time we saw that, is when we asked what they were doing. We were trying to hunt and there was a 18 wheeler driving around the property with a bunch of guys walking the place picking up stumps and putting them on the trailer. Never heard of anyone doing that since. That old woman was very wealthy, not sure who her connections were. That ranch sold while we were hunting on it. It became part of Tapatio Springs Golf Course, they built some very expensive houses all over that ranch and some other surrounding ranches. That ranch is where the Tapatio springs originate from, was a very nice place.


Other than perfume being made from the stumps, the trees are used for cedar fencing. There are people who still use cedar fence posts. Then they use raw cedar for decorative purposes in houses, ect.
I am all for burning them all.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:50 AM   #18
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How big?
The one I measured had a 16" diameter.
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:07 AM   #19
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Well years ago, we hunted on a place outside of Boerne, a old woman owned the place. We noticed they had pushed over a lot of cedar tree stumps after cutting the trees off, about 1 1/2 ft. from the base. There were cedar tree stumps pushed over all over the place. We had no idea why they did not just push them all into big piles and burn them. The ranch foreman told us that the land owner sells them to companies that make perfume. Some how they use those dried cedar stumps in making perfume. They had to be dried. I may be remembering it wrong, but I think the old woman was getting about $1500 per stump, depending on size. This was back in the early 90s. Every once in a while we would see a 18 wheeler with a flat bed trailer show up and they would go around the property picking up cedar stumps. I think the first time we saw that, is when we asked what they were doing. We were trying to hunt and there was a 18 wheeler driving around the property with a bunch of guys walking the place picking up stumps and putting them on the trailer. Never heard of anyone doing that since. That old woman was very wealthy, not sure who her connections were. That ranch sold while we were hunting on it. It became part of Tapatio Springs Golf Course, they built some very expensive houses all over that ranch and some other surrounding ranches. That ranch is where the Tapatio springs originate from, was a very nice place.


Other than perfume being made from the stumps, the trees are used for cedar fencing. There are people who still use cedar fence posts. Then they use raw cedar for decorative purposes in houses, ect.
I am all for burning them all.
I believe that was Mrs gumbert , or maybe uchart , a land developer here in boerne hired some cedar choppers to clear his new development and was POd
When he found out the chopper had made a huge profit off the stays, post and corner post , and he wanted a piece of the action, very hard work and very time consuming, and not all cedar is created equal in value
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Well years ago, we hunted on a place outside of Boerne, a old woman owned the place. We noticed they had pushed over a lot of cedar tree stumps after cutting the trees off, about 1 1/2 ft. from the base. There were cedar tree stumps pushed over all over the place. We had no idea why they did not just push them all into big piles and burn them. The ranch foreman told us that the land owner sells them to companies that make perfume. Some how they use those dried cedar stumps in making perfume. They had to be dried. I may be remembering it wrong, but I think the old woman was getting about $1500 per stump, depending on size. This was back in the early 90s. Every once in a while we would see a 18 wheeler with a flat bed trailer show up and they would go around the property picking up cedar stumps. I think the first time we saw that, is when we asked what they were doing. We were trying to hunt and there was a 18 wheeler driving around the property with a bunch of guys walking the place picking up stumps and putting them on the trailer. Never heard of anyone doing that since. That old woman was very wealthy, not sure who her connections were. That ranch sold while we were hunting on it. It became part of Tapatio Springs Golf Course, they built some very expensive houses all over that ranch and some other surrounding ranches. That ranch is where the Tapatio springs originate from, was a very nice place.


Other than perfume being made from the stumps, the trees are used for cedar fencing. There are people who still use cedar fence posts. Then they use raw cedar for decorative purposes in houses, ect.
I am all for burning them all.
If that's true then you can come get all the stumps you want. I'll split the money with you and we will both be rich.
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:21 AM   #21
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Its amazing reading this thread and then looking at the cost of a piece of $300 cedar wood at Rockler Woodworking supplies in Houston. They HAVE a value I guess you just got to find the right buyer.
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:25 AM   #22
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Its amazing reading this thread and then looking at the cost of a piece of $300 cedar wood at Rockler Woodworking supplies in Houston. They HAVE a value I guess you just got to find the right buyer.
Maybe they are worth a bunch because most folks burn them?
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:33 AM   #23
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Its amazing reading this thread and then looking at the cost of a piece of $300 cedar wood at Rockler Woodworking supplies in Houston. They HAVE a value I guess you just got to find the right buyer.
Very few mills will take cedar, so it really drives logs cost way down. Probably the reason it is so high in lumber is there is so much scrap on a cedar compared to other stuff, plus eastern has too much white wood in it....
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:17 AM   #24
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Big ones look good as post on porches and barns. Maybe you can find a user/bidnessman/craftsperson that can make something out of them and save you some work?
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:22 AM   #25
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We need a TBH cedar sponsor. Someone who will come out and clear cedar trees off my ranch and leave the place clean...And then since I'm dreaming go ahead and pay me for the trees LOL
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