Driving to work I saw a cardboard sign "Free Wood" and made the quick decision to stop and see what it was about. Older gentleman was raking and said "sure - you can have it, just drive on over the front yard there and load it up" as he pointed to a few piles of branches that had been cut and stacked. Now, I wouldn't normally get all that interested in such small wood (it was twig up to 4-5" max, most in the 1-3" diameter) but it was stacked neatly, each piece cut to about the same length (didn't measure, but it looked about right for the stove). By time I loaded it all up, the 8' bed of the truck was full (tossed in, not stacked neatly... was on way to work at the time). We chatted a bit as I loaded and was a pleasant time, all of 15 minutes perhaps to do it. He then asked for my number so that he could call me when he has more - apparently he plans to take down an apple tree in his yard soon. That could be interesting as it looks to be quite tall, but the trunk doesn't look too even. So, now I think I have my kindling for next year - just have to find a good place to stack it.