podster wrote: We have four fireplaces and want our wood seasoned by at least one year. We use deadfall. Trees that have died or come down in windstorms. When the ground is saturated, the roots just don't seem to hold them. In that regard, we are not "raping" the land. This large oak came down after lots of rain a month ago. It took quite a few smaller hardwood trees and our power line out. This will be firewood not this winter but for next year.