Hey guys it has been a while since I have been on, but I wanted to share some info. i have recently confirmed. I have been getting sick of buying "seasoned wood" fromt eh local guys, only to find it sizzles when burned. I went to harbor freight and purchased a centech moisture meter, the 2 prong yellow one. I was surprized, it actually seems to be fairly decent quality. I have wood available to me on my families property, but I do not want o be cutting down to live trees, and stripping the land. I cut down some dead standing oak, the kind with all the bark off, and grey in apperence, and am so pleased to tell you. You can cut down, split and burn in the same day, and the moisture content on average is around 17%, which burns great. I have cut quite a few of these trees up over the last 2 months, around 5 trailer loads, 7 X 14, and half full. All the loads were consistent, and burned well. the bets part I find with it, super easy to split. Hope this helps and it is very green friendly, by not taking any live trees, but actually letting them flourish more with the dead stuff removed.