Arbutus Lumber and Burls For Sale
We are the unfortunate losers in a legal finding that resulted in our having to cut about thirty fairly sizable madronas to enhance a neighbor's view.
We have sold some of the larger trunks to a furniture maker and have had a number of shorter pieces milled by a two guys with a portable sawmill and a drying kiln.
So what we have left is a bunch of pieces that would be good for turning--lots of branched chunks with fungus. We also have quite a lot of smaller diameter pieces, some as long as 6 feet.
Probably the most interesting piece is a rather huge burl that we have no idea how to deal with. There are also quite a few root pieces from two more stumps.
We are familiar with the Canadian Gulf Is. and have been to Salt Spring and seen the remarkable work the turners have done there and hope you are connected with them enough to pass on this info.
Our primary desire is to see these poor trees utilized for furniture and other decorative items--definitely not firewood. It would be nice to realize some financial benefit from this wood as we spent nearly $20K in our losing effort to defend our trees but trees aren't valued for their esthetic qualities here in Skagit County as much as for lumber.
Our place is on Samish Island across the border from you and if this tale of woe interests you let us know if you would like to have some of this beautiful wood.
Regards, Karen & Jim Hadman
Sounds like a sad story when so many live trees have to be cut down.
I have moved this submission to the Marketplace and hopefully someone can find you through that area.
If you send some kind of contact info, I can post it in here with it. An email address works.