So we have a huge black walnut tree in our back yard. I hate this thing. It loses leaves in august, it drops green pod like balls that incase the walnuts all over the yard. The squirrels drop them too. Two years ago we put a pool in and this tree makes such a mess with walnuts, leaves and twigs I am at my wits end. My dad mentioned that the wood is worth a lot of money and that I should not chop it down but rather look into putting an add in the paper or calling an arborist and getting some money for the tree. This thing has got to go! We want to have it removed then plant a new tree in place of it a bit farther from the pool and one that won't make such a stinking mess. Has anyone any experience with this tree? Do you know if people will pay for the wood? Regardless this thing is going!
Answer by momof3inTN at 11:35 AM on Mar. 26, 2009
Black walnuts are very rare native trees. And it also produces an EXTREMELY wonderful ingredient to the surrounding area it is grown in. Any plant that grows near it will be VERY happy. I am sad you hate the tree so much, I would be very happy to clean up after mine if i had one. Yes, you could probably sell the wood. I would not call an arborist, they will rip you off & end up selling the wood for more than what they bought it for you from unless they are willing to do it for free. I would do a little research, & find a lumber company & see if they are interested in taking it down. The arborist might do it for free though, but you might not actually be able to sell it to them...... it depends on the company. It's very expensive to have someone come & take a huge tree out though.
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