First Irene, now Sandy. Hmm. I'm getting to be mighty friendly with the hurricane crowd. Whatever works. Anyways, have 3 1/2 cord (SWAG alert) of fresh downed Red Oak within 500 ft of my driveway to get hauled within' my borders. Thought I'd throw up some pics of the "local" scrounge rig. Also picked up a couple loads of dead-standing Elm from "off-site". The Elm, and there's plenty more I need to go back for. (SWAG: 2 - 2 1/2 cords already split there) EDIT: The second pic there is actually Oak rounds seen in the stack o' big 'uns later. Got all the Elm and Pignut Hickory I had split. Still waiting for the stack fairy to show up. Right pic is the "old" stacks. Still some 3yo Cherry in there. The cribbed stacks are 100% Pin Oak from Irene. This is what I've got hauled in from Sandy so far.... The "pile o' big rounds", Most of 1 good size (20" DBH, That bottom left round is about 24" at it's narrowest) Red Oak, 1 14" Red Oak that was in the way of the line crew restoring power so it had to go, and 1 dead standing (had some punk, but the heartwood is all 100%) Red Oak that caught the big one on the way down. Didn't get knocked over but caught a 30 ft widow-maker in a fork and was holding that 25-30 ft up. Wish I had a pic of that but it was dark when I had to drop it. Line crews showed up at 7 pm to restore power and were more than happy to move two service feeders and allow that hazard to come down. Second pic is smaller rounds from branches that fell or tops I cut off the big 'uns. Also all Red Oak. My "local" scrounge rig. It's been earning it's keep this week! Still have 1 more large (24" DBH aprox) Red Oak to haul back to my driveway for processing but it's the fun one. Has a 3" dia Poison Ivy vine wrapped around most of the trunk.