I've been eyeing a dead standing oak in my neighbor's pasture all summer long. Right along the highway and not 300 yards from my wood pile. So, I stop by about 2 months ago and ask about said tree and he says "sure, its all yours." Went down today to let him know that I'd be cutting it down in the next day or two, and he says "great - by the way anything dead back there is free game, I cant do anything with it." So I hop on the arctic cat today to mark the dead standing trees, in case I don't get to them all till after the leaves have left. Holy mother load! I marked no less than 10 mature dead standing red oak trees, 2 down red oaks, and 3 standing dead shagbarks. Not to mention numerous down large limbs from last years ice storm. All the trees are quite large, I'd guesstimate 10 to 12 full cords in the end, and all of it within earshot of the house. This will be enough for 3 years of burning, making me set throught the winter of 2012. Guess I'll be busy for a while!