We regrettably have a big, old, beautiful oak tree in the yard that has died. It's about 40' tall with strong old limbs, and I know that there is going to be some millable lumber in it if I had the equipment.
Is there a way to get a tree taken down and get some of the wood milled? Will a tree company do that for you? I'm otherwise convinced that they're going to take the wood for firewood or simply leave it here all cut up.
If you're buying oak like this at the "home center" it can be extremely expensive. I'd love to have it for projects like building a fireplace mantel. I have a thickness planer, but not the rest of the equipment that might be required for big chunks of log.