Post # 1
We are doing an Enchanted forest wedding theme and I need 30 11-12in diameter tree slices to use as chargers as well as favors (we are turning them into hot plates by putting felt/feet On the bottom). Problem is they’re about $10-12 each online and I feel like $300+ shipping is a lot right now. Any idea where I can get them cheaper short of cutting my own?
Post # 2
Phone some of your local arborists and see if they would do it for you when they are pruning or taking down trees.
Have you tried http://www.adhuntr.com ? Many brides sell their tree slices after the wedding.
Post # 3
I would look on craigalist for people selling firewood in your area. Since they are already working on breaking down whole trees into sellable sections, maybe one of them could cut the slices for you and you could pick them up.
Post # 4
I’ve been looking on Craigslist And found nothing.
I will check that– thank you.I am in Florida so it’s a low possibility but maybe.
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Post # 6
alright. thank you for the idea; I’ll bring up cutting wood to my fiancé. He might be into that. Haha
Post # 7
Yes, you do NOT want to purchase those, they will be SUPER expensive and shipping will be insane.
These are great if you have some trees that need chopping, or some logs already laying around and can cut them yourself!
Post # 8
I just want to pipe in here and say I LOVE this idea :)<br />I’m saving all these photos and hoping he will like it too so we can do it too! This is why I love the bee.
I don’t have any real advise other than I think julies1949:
idea is great! Just get a few more logs than you think you’ll need as you may lose a few slices in the begining as you figure out the width you want.
Post # 9
We have sliced our own and they are now inside drying over the winter 🙂
Post # 10
We collect fire wood every year by driving thru our neighbirhood looking for piles of tree trimmings out on the curb a day or two before trash day. This time of year wouldn’t be good. I got my plate off my tree I had cut down this past summer. Find someone who is cutting a tree down or having one trimmed up. Or since your wedding is so close around the corner, I did see wood trimming at the craft store since this is popular. I wouldn’t have it shipped. Wood is extremely heavy. Look for a place that trim trees, sells fire wood, etc. but at this point, you need dried wood. We also would collect wood out in the country side from logs that fell down. Small electric chain saws are easy to operate. Also check with the speciality hobby store for wood crafters that like to make wood stuff.