My next door neighbour told me that I could cut down all the maple trees in his yard and have the wood as long as I cleaned up the branches afterwords.
There are about 20 trees no bigger than 12 inches thick and 30 ft high, easy to get to but the ground is all rocky. Wanna guess how many times I've touched those rocks with my chain while bucking them?
I've cut down and bucked 6 trees so far and only half filled my pick up. This is way to much work for an old truck driver.
In northern MI you can buy as much slab wood as your truck or trailer can handle for $20. It'* already cut to perfect widths, you just have to cut the lengths. Can't beat a great price on dried out Oak. That'* all that northern Michiganders burn. The mills like it too because they can sell it off instead of grinding it.