how can one tell if a log will make for good stock? i have an OLD silver maple tree in my back yard that we are getting ready to take down. i found a mill that would mill and kiln dry it for one month for .60 a board foot.
now maple is a nice wood, i thought it was considered a "hard wood"? one of the tree services we contacted told me that this tree would not make for good stock. it was too old and a "soft" maple! he offered me a few oak logs from his back yard
is he bs'ing me because he wants the maple? or is this possibly fact? what should i look for to determine if this tree is worth milling or not?
thanks in advance for the knowledge guys !
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