I am about 7 years ahead on my wood so I am in a position to be picky on what I keep. Around here you can't give pine away so I have to either push it in a ditch or burn it in. I try to clean up the dead trees around the house and the water just because it looks better. Saturday we pulled several loads out of the woods and burned them. BTW, I noticed that the Red Maple is already blooming. That is surprising considering we still have some cold weather ahead of us.