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Is black walnut wood valuable?

Last Updated: 27th January, 2020

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How much is my Walnut worth? Walnut is probably one of the most overrated trees in the wood industry. People have sold high value walnut veneer trees, but these trees are a rare exception. A tree must have a large diameter, with several logs of the highest grade in order to be highly valuable for timber markets.

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Moreover, how much is a black walnut tree worth?

When it comes to selling black walnut trees that have a lumber quality grade, one that has a 14 inch diameter and a 16-feet log can have as much as 50 board feet. Since each board feet has an average value of $1.00, you can get as much as $50 for this specific tree.

One may also ask, are black walnuts worth any money? Find some extra income when you find Black Walnuts! Beginning October 1, 2016, American Black Walnuts are worth the highest price in history: $15 per hundred pounds (after hulling) in states west of the Mississippi and $14 per hundred pounds (after hulling) in states east of the Mississippi.

Also know, how much is a board foot of Black Walnut worth?

A recent price survey revealed that high-quality, two-inch-thick Black Walnut lumber was selling for $11 per board foot, making it 70% more expensive than Cherry – another American favorite; and double the price of Maple – America's most popular hardwood.

Why is black walnut so expensive?

Walnut is more expensive as it is a bit rarer due to natural limitations such as size. Ash, Maple, and Cherry are more abundant as they grow larger but have highly sought after aesthetics in the grain which make them less expensive than Walnut but more expensive than some hardwoods.

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Vina Eggensperger

Professional

Can I sell my black walnut tree?

There are several lumber-grade trees for every veneer-grade tree. Although it is possible to sell a tree at this size, it is a wiser financial move to keep the tree until it gains more diameter. For example, a black walnut tree that is Grade A veneer at 19 inches diameter is only going to bring the owner $700–$800.

Rolly Ewringmann

Professional

What is a mature black walnut tree worth?

Black walnut logs bring premium prices, and have since the 1700s, with single trees bringing up to $20,000. Bruce Thompson, author of “Black Walnut For Profit,” estimates a mature stand of black walnut trees can bring about $100,000 per acre in timber value alone.

Alissa Stimpfl

Professional

How much is a 30 year old black walnut tree worth?

"Bigger trees have more board-feet volume, so there is more value. The most valuable trees I've seen in my 35-year career have been over 30 inches in diameter and larger." For example, a black walnut that is Grade A veneer at 19 inches diameter will be worth about $700 or $800.

Rosane Latas

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Rajan Baturkin

Explainer

How much is a black oak tree worth?

A fourteen inch Red Oak with a grade 3 rating would be worth $12.00 for an average price per thousand board feet of $265.00. If the twenty inch tree in this example is Black Cherry the value would be $349.00, which is an average of $1,551.00 per thousand board feet.

Usoa Ponizov

Explainer

Can I sell my trees for lumber?

Big lots sell better than single trees
He is a member of the Society of American Foresters. While it's possible to sell one or more trees for lumber, research and effort are required to get a good price from a reputable buyer.

Bobi DeaƱo

Pundit

How much are cedar trees worth?

Re: CEDAR LOG PRICES
We pay $450/1000 for any sound log 10" and larger delivered to the mill. For 5" through 9" $400/1000. This is on the cedar scale. 900 feet of logs for two hours work and delivery is good money in anybody's book.

Guillem Vandamme

Pundit

Can you sell trees from your yard?

Although you may be able to market and sell your yard trees, you still have to attract a local timber buyer with trees that get a higher market value.

Gisela Malhadas

Pundit

What is the most expensive wood?

World's Most Expensive Wood In The World
  • African Blackwood – $ 10,000 Per Kilogram. Source: Link.
  • Agar Wood – $ 10,000 Per Kilogram. Source: Link.
  • Ebony – $ 10,000 Per Kilogram. Source: Link.
  • Sandalwood – $ 20,000 Per Kilogram.
  • Pink Ivory – $ 7-8 Per Board Feet.
  • Lignum Vitae – $ 5 Per Pound.
  • Purple Heart – $ 11.99 Per Board Feet.
  • Dalbergia – $ 14-16 Per Board Feet.

Gui Gehrtz

Pundit

How do you calculate the value of a tree?

The formula is: Tree Value = Base Value x Cross-sectional Area x Species Class x Condition Class x Location Class Base Value is the dollar amount assigned to 1 square inch of a tree's trunk cross-sectional area and is typically based on the cost of the largest available replacement plant of the same species.

Lesia Katerndahl

Pundit

Is Black Walnut a hardwood?

American Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) is one of the most valuable and unique species of hardwoods. The black walnut wood that we store has a rich brown lustrous heartwood with a grain pattern that categorizes itself in between grainy woods like oak and uniform textured woods such maple and poplar.

Latasha Salorio

Teacher

How much does a pound of black walnuts sell for?

$14.99 / 1lb bag ($14.99/lb)
Quantity Price per bag
1 - 5 $14.99/bag ($14.99/lb)
6 - 10 $14.54/bag ($14.54/lb)
11+ $14.24/bag ($14.24/lb)

Bennacer Rudi

Teacher

How much do loggers pay for trees?

If a mill offers to pay you $500 per thousand for red oak grade logs. Start with the $500 and figure in the profit margin you need. Now subtract your cost of harvesting at $100 per thousand bf. The result will be what you would pay per thousand board feet for the standing red oak grade material.

Geronima Griffiths

Teacher

How much is a truckload of logs worth?

An average trailer load of softwood logs would be around $1,900. Hardwood pulp would be around a thousand. High grade hardwood logs would be much higher.

Lajuana Nehemiah

Teacher

How much does a black walnut sapling cost?

Black Walnut 18-24" Seedlings
1-5 items $6.85 / each
100-249 items $2.38 / each save 65%
250-499 items $1.70 / each save 75%
500-999 items $1.23 / each save 82%
1000 or more items $1.07 / each save 84%

Alyson Borreda

Reviewer

How do you figure out board foot price?

The most common method of pricing random-width lumber is by the "board foot." Board feet are calculated by multiplying the surface area of the lumber (measured in square feet) by the thickness of the lumber (measured in inches).

Quirze Stanchev

Reviewer

How long is a board foot?

By Definition
A single board foot of lumber measures 1 inch thick, 12 inches wide and 12 inches long. The formula for calculating board feet is first to multiply thickness by width by length -- in inches. Then divide the total by 144 for the total board footage of a given board.

Horacio Aboa

Reviewer

What are the uses for black walnuts?

Black walnut is commonly used by mouth to treat parasitic worm infections and certain other infections including diphtheria and syphilis. It is also used for leukemia. Some people use black walnut as a gargle or apply it as a hair dye or wound treatment.

Anya Togunov

Supporter

How do I make black walnuts at home?

How to harvest, process and store black walnuts
  1. Rinse de-hulled nuts with a powerful hose or pressure washer to remove debris.
  2. To dry walnuts in-shell, spread nuts on screen bottom trays for good circulation.
  3. Store in-shell walnuts in freezer, packed in food saver bags or other air tight containers.