I have read many threads discussing the subject of pine burning and I always leave confused. Some folks say it is absolutely a no no and others burn it almost exclusively. I have many pines on my property White, Red, Pitch, etc.. and most are of the crooked and ugly assortment. The wood is mine and it is free minus my labor, but can I get through a winter burning pine in maine. I also have a guy who runs a mill up the road who offered to load my trailer up with good burning slabs as he is sawing for free. Most of what he cuts is white pine and hemlock. But it is free and already split just needs to be cut to length. Here in maine there certainly is plenty of hardwood, but I dont have much on my 1.5 acres and they don't just give it away up here. Firewood is big business and quite competitive. So that being said... is there really enough disadvantages to burning lots of pine to pass up free wood. are there certain types of pine that are better burners than others, any that just aren't even worth it even if it is free and convenient? Thanks for your input.