I grew up and traveled the world with a close friend of mine. He used to climb mountains (big ones) Now he's a tree surgeon. I used to work with him----now I just do his bigger mechanic work. Anyway....he's not able to sell logs much and most of his logs get burned. He does some firewood, but there's not a market that big. Now he has started a great little niche business. They make story books starting with the cutting of the tree through the milling, curing, and manufacturing process. They make finished furniture, cabinetry, and these big slab "live" tables. It's a really high end market. Designers, and fashion consultant types bring their uber-wealthy clients to pay huge amounts of money for a table or whatever. The start-to-finish professionally published story book makes a huge difference. But that's a really small market.