My wife says I'm a Hearth.com forum addict. Love it here ... and have learned so much! So here's my question. I have a wood supplier who will deliver 10' green logs in any species I desire--for the current going rate of $30/ton. If you could pick your species of wood to buy (considering the green weight of the species) ... which wood is the best pound for pound? I've scoured the wood weight charts ... and the respective btu values ... so I'm not necessarily asking for the scientific/mathematical data ... just opinions. To narrow the field a bit, I will ask everyone to pick between the most common species in our area: Red (and Black) Oak White Oak Shagbark Hickory White Ash Black Cherry Black Locust Honey Locust Hard Maple Black Walnut So ... pound for green pound ... which species would you choose?