The town is cutting trees along the roads near me. What is odd is that they are cutting and chipping all the branches and dropping the trunks nearly whole right along the road. My wife spotted a good pile on her way home form work. When I went to check it out on my way home from work I spotted an even bigger pile of Ash. It was 3 trees just under 20" at the base in a nice flat, gassy spot with enough room to park me truck off the road. I went back yesterday to get it. It was sort of in front of a house, but most likely still on the right of way. I walked up the driveway and knocked on the door. No answer. I thought about it. Looked around. The trees had been down a while, the leaves under them were wet and a little rotten. Some of the smaller branches had been cut already. I decided to start cutting. There was a good amount of easy stuff there. After I cut the last one up and was putting my saw away a man snuck up on me and said that I should have asked before I cut the wood on his lawn! Oops! He told me I was welcome to it, but did express that he was not happy that I took it without asking. I guess I should be more respectful in the future. But it was good, easy, and free wood that wasn't his tree anyway. I cut and loaded about a cord. I could have taken more, but I was getting tired, the truck was getting pretty loaded down, and my chain was starting to get dull. With this cord I will have just over 4 cords for '10-'11 plus whatever is left of my 4.5 '09-'10 wood. Now I can wait til '11-'12 to burn the Oak I got in August. I am pretty sore though today. But it is a good sore.