This year an old oak tree in my yard has finally died. Now it needs to be removed. It seems a shame to call a regular tree removal company whom will ground it into pulp and costly to boot. When it could be useful for lumber, furniture, art projects or even a mast for a small sailing vessel. I was wondering if anyone here knows of alternatives for selling the tree for these uses. It is about forty to fifty feet tall with a two and a half to three foot diameter base and the trunk is nearly perfectly straight. Given it's size and that it died naturally I'd assume it is old growth. I'd considered a mobile sawmill. Then you'd have to wait years for the green wood to dry or pay for the use of a kiln and transportation while hoping the boards don't warp. Neither of which are practical as I don't do enough woodworking projects to use all that lumber. Plus I generally prefer maple, pine or exotics when I make my furniture. If my only alternative is to get it ground up I guess I'll have plenty of ground cover.