Some possible sources of free firewood include dead trees on local residential or business properties, logs on the roadside, downed trees, scraps from wood shops, and trees cleared for new construction. It is important to ask the property owner for permission before scavenging any wood.
Dead and fallen trees are an easy source of free firewood. Many property owners are happy to have someone remove trees downed during stormy weather or unsightly, hazardous dead trees that are still standing. Doing a good, clean job sometimes leads to more opportunities to scavenge free wood in the same neighborhood. Other sources of free firewood include woodworkers with scraps, construction debris and discarded wood pallets.