It's cold in Maine. People heat with wood and it's not uncommon for wood stoves to be used 12 months a year. People burn between 9 to 12 cords of wood per year, but we only use wood for a fire pit we enjoy on the deck. All of our wood comes from our property (so far) and is from newly chain-sawed trees. After the first burn - I discovered that green wood is useless except for making smoke. A little googleing gave me the bad news that wood takes a whole season to dry after cutting. Doh! Time to experiment with solar dehydration!