Re: Dead tree, good wood. Can I get it milled?
Can you have the tree taken out and milled? Yes, but the question is feasibility and value. Check Craigslist and your local yellow pages for someone with a mobile sawmill. They can give you a price for felling and milling the tree.
Once you've got a pile of lumber laying in your yard, you're a long way from making projects with it because it's green, wet, and unstable. The quick fix is to take it to a kiln and have it dried. The long term would be to wax the but ends of the lumber, stack it - stickered - in the corner of a barn or other dry place for several years until it's cured and it's moisture content is down to acceptable levels (3% to 5% if I recall ... ).
You may also be able to sell the tree to the mobile miller or exchange your tree for an amount of cured lumber if the miller deals in it.
The other option is to contract a tree removal service to make you a pile of firewood (worth about $250 a cord ).
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