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Going price for 16/4 Ash ?? #7618505
07/03/22 02:33 PM
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Just seen a price for an Ash plank.

31 inches wide x 69 inches long x 4 inches thick. Price was $580.00 .

Is that about what they are going for now ?? I thought Ash was cheaper than $9.00 + a Board Foot.

Re: Going price for 16/4 Ash ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7618575
07/03/22 04:03 PM
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Thank Emerald Ash Borer for that
it will be like Elm soon

Re: Going price for 16/4 Ash ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7618611
07/03/22 05:19 PM
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If it's not eaten up by the nasty insect, it's probably worth it. If I was buying ash lumber I would go through each piece before I buy.


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Re: Going price for 16/4 Ash ?? [Re: run] #7618743
07/03/22 09:14 PM
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Thick wide slabs are easy to sell. Especially if they have live edge. bark still on. Used for river tables , furniture etc. old 243

Re: Going price for 16/4 Ash ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7618747
07/03/22 09:18 PM
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We still have a ton of Ash out here, for that price I'll send semi loads back East.

Re: Going price for 16/4 Ash ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7618769
07/03/22 09:46 PM
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Ash is getting harder to find. Ash Borer is the culprit. I was at the lumber dealer where I buy my hardwoods and they had a stock of 5/4 x 10 x 8' in stock, 10 of them. I bought them all for just over $200.00. I built stairs and get 2-3 jobs a year for ash stairs. I can buy the treads from a mill in Ohio but have to make the landing treads and newel l posts, so I keep an inventory of ash.

Re: Going price for 16/4 Ash ?? [Re: run] #7618779
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Originally Posted by run
If it's not eaten up by the nasty insect, it's probably worth it. If I was buying ash lumber I would go through each piece before I buy.


As far as I know the EAB only damages the outer layer of the tree just under the bark. And there will probably be bird peck on EAB-killed ash. Not really a big problem.

I think $9.00 a BF is a little high although you're paying a premium for the width and thickness.


Eh...wot?

Re: Going price for 16/4 Ash ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7618813
07/03/22 11:19 PM
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Ash is all gone here other than small diameter re-sprouts. Not sure what the BF price is locally.

I timbered my easy-to-get-to ash when I saw the EAB coming. Got right around 1800 BF of spalted boards kiln dried and T&G. Did my garage in it. Turned out very nice.

I'm in the process of getting ready to advertise a few live edge, bark on, 12/4 cherry 8-footers. Thinking maybe $5-ish/BF ?? Not sure.


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Re: Going price for 16/4 Ash ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7618901
07/04/22 07:00 AM
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The ash I have seen is eaten clear through. I'm not an insect expert could be another insect has gotten into the already damaged ash not sure . But it's worthless for lumber. Great firewood though.


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Re: Going price for 16/4 Ash ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7618923
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I donít think thatís from the EAB run, must be from some other boring insect. Here is a picture of an EAB-killed ash on my property.

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Here is a close-up.

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All the dead ash on my property look like that. They have those shallow tunnels just under the bark but no holes bored any deeper.

Here are some carpenter bee traps I milled out of some EAB killed ash. There are no holes in the inner wood.

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Eh...wot?

Re: Going price for 16/4 Ash ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7618930
07/04/22 08:23 AM
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all our ash is dead

Re: Going price for 16/4 Ash ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7618941
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Still have lots of larger dead Ash standing and lots of pole stage Ash that looks unaffected not to mention just tons of seedlings all over the place.
Time will tell if any of the smaller stuff survives to a decent size.
Still have a few American Elm that are about 8-10" dia in the woods.

I have sawn up a couple of Ash trees for lumber, not my favorite wood. As far as firewood I have better stuff so the Ash just rots and falls to the ground.

Re: Going price for 16/4 Ash ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7618951
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Our roads here are lined with standing dead ash just waiting for a wind to knock them down..........jk


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Re: Going price for 16/4 Ash ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7618957
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Re: Going price for 16/4 Ash ?? [Re: Dirty D] #7618978
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Originally Posted by Dirty D
I have sawn up a couple of Ash trees for lumber, not my favorite wood. As far as firewood I have better stuff so the Ash just rots and falls to the ground.


I like working with ash. It's similar in appearance ( minus the medullary rays) and hardness to white oak but less expensive. I've always heard you can burn unseasoned ash and not get a lot of creosote. I guess that will be a mute point with most of the ash dead, no green stuff to burn even if you wanted to.


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Re: Going price for 16/4 Ash ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7618982
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We have dead ash along the roads here in Virginia too. Generally speaking, it's splits easily.


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Re: Going price for 16/4 Ash ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7618985
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I like burning Ash for Firewood, I pretty much only burn Ash, Maple and Elm, I give my Oak away as I don't like the smell of the sawdust and have a slight allergy to it.

Re: Going price for 16/4 Ash ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7619040
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I have about 3 40ís of black ash that I should really cut before it all dies but itís
Hard to get in there until it freezes I I should bring some to a mill and get some boards made.
Anyone use black ash?



Re: Going price for 16/4 Ash ?? [Re: Canvasback2] #7619051
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I lost about 350 ash trees to Emerald Ash Borers on my farm 4 or 5 years ago. At least 6 large ash trees are still alive, though damaged. They have many thousands of seeds on them this year. I have many hundreds of small ash trees that grew from the seeds produced by the other ash trees when they were dying.

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Re: Going price for 16/4 Ash ?? [Re: NE Wildlife] #7619121
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Originally Posted by NE Wildlife
I have about 3 40ís of black ash that I should really cut before it all dies but itís
Hard to get in there until it freezes I I should bring some to a mill and get some boards made.
Anyone use black ash?


A sawmill guy was telling me a customer did black ash paneling on a ceiling and it was beautiful

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