Here's a few sugar maple logs I got for the grand total of free! A lady I work with lives in a house that was built in 1830. It started out as a cabin made from chestnut. The main house still has the chestnut floor joists and some of the logs. I counted the rings best I could and figured it was around 140 years old. She told me she has a picture of the house in 1904 and the tree was big then.
Anyway, this tree was about 15 feet off the front porch of her house. It was easy 100 feet tall and leaned toward the house. She was worried if it fell it could cut the house in half.
I live about 1.5 miles from her. The tree service that cut it even delivered it to the house for free. I offered the owner some cash for bringing it and he wouldn't take it. He thanked me for taking it telling me it saved him from having to get rid of it. He also told me if he gets anymore nice ones he'd call and let me know.
Now I have to find someone with a mill that can handle it!