Beech ain't no walk in the part either, LOL. I've prolly said this b4, but my F-I-L is a logger, and I get my wood for free from him. I get it for free, but gotta cut it up (I mostly get< 5" diameter that doesn't require splitting). Every year I struggle with the decision to burn or not. I friggin' hate firewood, but I DO love the heat from a woodstove.