I just casually mentioned to a friend of mine (as I have to everyone/anyone who'll listen) that I installed a wood burning stove and would love to have any wood he might come across. He says to me "come over to my property north of town, I have all you want". He's right. Ash trees, taken down last summer, are piled up in an irregular stack covering probably 1000 sq. ft or more. Some trunks are 3-4 inches in diameter, many 8-12 inches, a few 30-40 inches diameter. 10 ft. logs, 20 ft. logs. Huge pile. More wood than I could burn in 10 years, I'm guessing 30+ cords, all in logs. I took my new Stihl (1 week old) and bucked up 1/3 cord today and hauled it with my pickup that I just last month inherited from my disabled father who cannot drive anymore. My friend says "come back for more, as much as you want, hell, you're doing me a favor by getting it off my property!" Lessons: 1) somethings just fall into place unexpectedly. 2) Telling everyone you know you're looking for wood might lead you to a jackpot. 3) I'm in for a lot of work, bucking, hauling, splitting and stacking. I'm looking forward to it. 4) I need an idea for a gift to tell my friend how much I appreciate his generosity; any ideas?