We recently had the opportunity to salvage a Large Red Elm tree from a beautiful home in Downtown Sacramento. The house was being completely renovated and it was time for the dead Elm tree to be removed. This tree was planted in the late 1890’s and grew very large and supplied a huge canopy of shade for many years. Unfortunately it was infested by Dutch Elm disease and began to die. The main trunk from this tree ended up measuring 20” long by 40” wide down to 35” wide. It is a beautiful log and will make gorgeous slabs.
We had a narrow gap between two garages to maneuver this 20′ log through. Fortunately we got it done without harming either garage. Read more about urban logging here .