I really like it when I can get my hands on the variety of eucalyptusv (mostly Tasmania Blue Gum) that grows around most of coastal California. It was, in part, brought here to provide fire wood. Here's an interesting article on California's love/hate relationship with it going back to the gold rush era.I'll have to buy local hardwood, which seems to be readily available, if costly. I do have a few acres worth of WA Peppermint Tree (Agonis Flexuosa) on my property but I haven't been able to find out whether it's suitable to burn - I have a feeling it's not. It's a shame because I'd be quite happy processing my own wood. I'll investigate options for planting future trees for wood, but my property is almost all covered with regenerated native tree species.