Dead Tree in Billings is Listed For Sale for $8,000… OBO

I understand inflation is out of control and everything is dramatically more expensive than it was a year ago. Apparently, that includes dead trees. According to a recent For Sale post in one of the Billings Facebook buy-sell pages, someone is selling a dead tree for… wait for it… $8,000 (or best offer). You can see the listing HERE.  The seller describes the uber-expensive tree like this,

60 plus year old black walnut tree for sale. This is a unique tree as there are 6 or less in the Billings and surrounding areas. Estimated at 40 ft tall. Main trunk is 12 ft long and 7 ft in circumference w/ many long and fully grown branches to use. Excellent tree for woodwork, carving, carpentry, etc. Buyer must pay for professional removal without damaging property or power lines. 8k OBO. Cash only. Do not ask me to ship!

What? You’re telling me there are no shipping options available for a 40-foot tree? Get out of town. Second question… is this tree made out of solid gold? I mean, $8K seems a little rich.

Photo by Tom Hermans on UnsplashBlack Walnut trees are not native to Montana.

According to this lengthy PDF from the Natrona County ND

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