It's no secret that firewood is sold for profit. You can find it outside grocery stores and gas stations nearly anywhere you go in the northern states.
But where is it coming from? Splitting local firewood with your own log splitter helps to cut down the spread of invasive insects and diseases that can be detrimental to forest health.
Lately there's been more awareness of these risks, but it's important that you leave the wood at home and find it where you'll burn it.