My wood supplier, a local tree service guy, is happy to sell me wood in any format. Split, stacked, and aged for $280 a cord, split and freshly cut for $150 a cord, or just-cut rounds for about $75 a cord (he'd just drive to my house after a local job and drop the rounds off) He even told me there are some woods he gets so little interest for firewood, like "soft maple", that he simply drives from the job directly to the local dump where he pitches the rounds to rot. He offers to drop it off at my place if I'd like for virtually free --- maybe $100 for gas money for a dump truck full (3-5 cords). I'm ready to buy a little bit of seasoned and a mix of the others and I'm intrigued about the soft maple. Is there any problems with soft maple? Bugs? Difficulty splitting? I'm sure the heat output is less than hardwoods, but that's OK, given the price.