This being my first year with the Jotul, I started to get concerned with my wood supply for the winter as my oak is reading 35%. I decided to buy another cord when I saw an ad for "seasoned" black locust on CL - the guy said he split it in Jan '09. I was happy when I did a MC reading and it was 22%. My wife was not too happy and said that's it for buying wood this year - she has not yet experienced the benefits of wood burning. I reluctantly agreed . . . next day a standing dead tree in my neighbor's yard toppled over into my yard in a t-storm. Will be cutting it up this weekend. I agreed not to buy any wood but I am not turning it down when it falls in your lap! I will post some pictures later to try to get a wood ID - I think it is poplar.