I have read so many things that say yes you can and no you shouldn't??? Read and article that if its split and seasoned for 2 years it will burn cleaner than hard wood??? I have 13 80 ft pine trees that I am cutting down cause they are huge lightning rods!! And if I can burn them in my stove when they are seasoned that would be a lot of free heat for a couple of winters. Any thoughts on this issue ?