[quote author="btuser" date="1307075733"]I'd have to say no. A lot of wood is just going to rot in place, therefor release the carbon anyway so look at it that way. Wood fermenting in a forest stew will produce methane which is a lot worse than CO2.[/quote That's right and burning that local wood is displacing the fossil fuel that would have been burned! Most wood burners use standing dead, fallen, or trimmed timber that would have rotted or been transported to a land fill.