I have a new neighbor that has moved up to the hills to take his shot at the rural life. Over the last couple of weeks we have talked about snow removal, heating with wood and my most favorite subject chainsaws. Without recommending a specific brand of saw. I let him know that a 50cc saw with a 16' 18" bar would be the best sized saw for gathering firewood in a lodge pole treed forest. I guess he will learn the hard way that his 32 cc saw with a 16" bar will be way under powered at our altitude of 8,500 feet.