Harvest A Single Precious Tree
In 1957, when Harper Woods, Michigan, was putting in the storm drains and sidewalks in front of his house, my late Father transplanted a six foot poplar tree from a ditch to our backyard. That poplar is now at least a hundred feet tall, and, after the passing of both my parents, I am in the process of selling this house, after sixty years. I am considering harvesting this tree for lumber, to build the library in my new house. The poplar is the Irish tree of resurrection, and, after 17 years of caregiving, for 5 relatives, including my beloved parents, I am very much in a state of resurrecting my life. Would the forestry department of Michigan State University know of any forester or forestry services who would harvest and dry a single tree, not for sale, but to return the prepared lumber to me, for creative reuse?
Wayne County Michigan
It’s often hard hard to get someone to pick up one tree without considerable cost. You are in a good location though, with a lot of urban wood activity.
https://www.liveedgedetroit.com/millingservices - They offer services in Troy. They require the log is brought to them.
https://www.miurbanwoodnetwork.com/- Use this resource to find other local mills operating using urban wood.