So here in Eastern Kansas “pine wilt” is killing all of the White Pine trees. Here is a Kansas Dept of Ag. On pine wilt: http://www.ksda.gov/plant_protection/content/350/cid/1276 Now there are not giant stands of 3ft dia. trees but there are “here and there” some 18-24 inch dia. trees, usually in rows of several trees where they were planted are windbreaks or screens. Mostly there are “in the yard”, or close to a house or driveway. In the KDA response plan to stop the spread of the beetle that causes the wilt, the tree should be cut and burned or shredded on site where it is cut down. I called the county extension agent to ask about use for firewood, and was told that since all of Eastern Kansas was already within the infected area, that it was no big deal to haul firewood around within the infected area. I guess this is similar to the Emerald Ash Borer beetle issue in other parts of the country? I haven’t decided to start knocking on doors yet, but I was curious to see where the collective wisdoms of the forum fell on using these kind of trees as firewood. Also, I was interested to hear from anyone who had experience burning White Pine about it’s properties as a firewood, and its storage and handling?