Guy is coming out tomorrow morning to see if we have enough big trees to warrant buying them from us. We have over 3 acres of some very large oaks of several types, maples, sourwoods, hickories, a few big white pines, etc. We have more land, but it's too close to the house. He says he pays $5/ton, which seems a pittance, but he sells it for $15/ton, so maybe it's normal. Our purpose is threefold: Open up the view to two mountains which we only really see in winter, open up the airspace for our satellite and antenna reception, get someone to do the dirty work so we can have some firewood from the slash they leave, and safely get huge trees down so they don't fall on power lines. We'd like to have most of the stumps pulled by someone after that, then my neighbor has a tractor and the attachment to till and rake the ground, then we could seed it with something. My actual question is about what he pays. If we had a pro remove trees, it could cost us thousands, but at least this way, we get paid something. I realize it will be a real mess after he's done for quite awhile.