I have perused a few threads and I was happy to see that not everyone is a hardwood firewood snob. I have a lot of red oak on my property, but I also have some Eastern White Pine that is 24" at the base. Some of these I want to take down because they are too close to vehicles, out buildings etc. and I have seen random White Pines around me suddenly snap 15' above the ground during certain wind storms. I don't trust them even if they seem healthy. But they are so huge I don't want to just fell them and let them rot. I want to burn them. Is there anyone who would not burn Eastern White Pine if they had these trees available for free? I probably have 15-20 of these trees that I could take down whenever I wanted. I have never had a creosote problem in my current setup, but have never burned pine before. From reading the other threads, pine does not create a creasote problem, but what is it about burning pine that created the "mythology" of chimney fires such that many spread this to this day? Nobody sells softwood when selling firewood. Is that just because it does not contain the same BTU per cord or because it is considered dangerous? Thanks.