I was coming home from work seen a big tree taken down by tree service stoped at owners house ask what he was going to do with it he said u want it take it. He said it's all maple. It's about 60ft tall and 7-9ft around is maple a good burning wood? Got a splitter lined up and going to start getting it soon as it stops raining. How long does it take to season. A lot of the tree is hollow in the center does that mean it's dead?