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Well it is a bit more complicated than it just being a tree! As we have so many varieties here in B.C. the wieght per cubic metre varies widely. As an average fir can weigh around 1800-2000 lbs , hemlock 2000-2200, red cedar 1000-1700, spruce 1700-1900, cypress 1600-1800, lodgepole pine 1500-1700, balsam 900-1300. There are many more species of course, but the list is to long for my lousy typing skills! ;) If you are uncertain of what a cubic metre is, imagine a pole 8" at the top, 35' long, and 18" at the butt.


Hope it goes well for you !


Cheers, H56

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Don't know what kind of utility poles you are using but if they are cedar "graded" poles there will be a stamp of some kind on it. From there you can phone the supplier who will tell you quite accurately how heavy it is depending on whether it was air dried, kiln dried, and length vs taper, and how much preservative was added (regen cedar needs preservative whereas old growth poles do not)


Good luck and hopefully your clients can give you the info you need on where they got the poles.

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