Recently I had a white oak tree taken down in my yard. It was my favorite tree and I hated to see it go, but it was dying at the top. The tree was about 2′ in diameter, and straight as a die. The bottom 30’was flawless and could have been used as a veneer log.
Once the tree was taken down, I had the bottom 30′ section cut into three pieces, and had them hauled away to the mill. I met up with the sawyer at the mill to oversee the cutting of the logs. I wanted to make sure they were cut just the way I wanted. Once the wood was milled it was taken to a kiln to dry. The wood would then be ready to use in as little as three months. Read more