My pellet burner friends often say "why do you bother with all that wood taking up space and the time when you can use pellets". Here is one reason. Our one property got a notice from the township that the standing dead pine tree must be removed or the township will remove it out our expense, darn, free wood. Even though this has been standing dead for about two years, I was surprised at the amount of sap in this. One nice thing about being a year ahead and upgrading to the Englander 30, I can split much larger. Figure large pine next year should be great for the long sholder season burns.