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The mulberry tree which I have grown over many years from a pip (picked up from under a tree in Stratford-on-Avon) has grown too big for the garden, or so hubby says. It measures 30" circumference at the base; it bifurcates at 50" high and so on and i s about 20 feet in height.
It has produced masses of inedible berries for the last 4 or 5 years which all drop before ripening.
I love it and am very proud of it and wonder if mulberry wood is of value to carpenters.
In other words, is it possible to sell it to raise funds towards the cost of having it cut down? My husband and I are are ancient gardeners and too old to tackle it ourselves.
Grateful listener
Joyce Morris
4 Hawkswood, Eccleston, Chorley, PR7 5RW



Hi Joyce and welcome to GoY. Before you do anything else go and edit your question to remove your address and e-mail address otherwise you are likely to get a lot of spam in your e-mail and giving out your address and announcing you are your husband are elderly is potential dangerous for you both.

As to the wood some furniture makers do use it, your best bet would be to advertise the tree for sale with the purchaser paying for felling and removal. Otherwise you'll just have to accept it remaining in your garden.

4 Nov, 2013


Joyce I agree with Moongrower please edit or delete that ASAP, for your sake.

4 Nov, 2013


Mulberry is a wood sought-after by wood turners because it cuts well on a lathe. Also, it's favoured by craftsmen for inlay work because of it's golden colour and it can be cut very thin. I have heard that it also makes a nice walking stick. So if it was me, instead of trying to sell the tree in one job lot, I would offer small pieces for sale on eBay, say a few inches up to 2 or 3 foot and spend a bit of time cutting it up. You'd be amazed at what people will buy, and selling it in small amounts will probably get you far far more money.

4 Nov, 2013


Just get your personal info off this site!

4 Nov, 2013


Yes please remove I have "flag" this to the admin people AS WELL TO SPEED IT UP


4 Nov, 2013

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