I scored a good scrounge today from freecycle: white oak, bradford pear, and what the homeowner said was elm. I got two Ranger loads today (about 1/3 cord each), and will bring the saw tomorrow for the bigger stuff. Maybe 1.5 cords total. I had thought I had never split elm, but apparently I have; if the two closeups are indeed elm, then I've had some of that before. I'll never forget that foul barnyard smell from the heartwood, and it is a bit stringy. Still, it's not that bad to split; the sapwood flakes off ok, and the heartwood eventually submits to my 6-ish pound "super splitter" (splitting axe with wings). Now, if it would just get cold so I can burn some wood and make room to stack this wood. Time to start a fifth stack I guess. The neighbors think I'm nuts, as always.