“Ash wood wet or ash wood dry, a King will warm his slippers by.” Don’t know who made up the verse but it is true. If you can have only one firewood pick white or green ash, white preferably. Ash splits like a dream and can be safely burned green or cured unlike any other wood that I know of. The moisture content of just cut ash is only a few percentage points higher than it is when cured and so it will burn readily in your woodstove with no start up or creosote problems. It also has good heat value though not as high as the oaks or hickories. Its desirability is in how easy it is to split, handle and burn up no matter how wet or dry it is. I read this posted elsewhere, is it true. The reason I ask is that i just got a cord of white ash from an amish farmer who says that even though it was recently cut, it is ready to burn. I am skeptical.