I've been burning Ponderosa Pine for almost 50 years. It's the prevalent fuel here. Forest Service estimates for residents burning Pine run into the hundreds of thousands of cords per year. 100% renewable and no damage to the forest at all. No standing trees allowed to be cut on National Forest land and no clearcutting, even on private land. A lot of the Pine burned is blowdowns, pickups, and designated thinning. There's not a whole lot of deciduous forest here. Every year, sometimes more, I inspect the chimney, and clean it if needed. Cottonwood, Poplar, and Aspen especially actually clean the pine tar in the chimney.
It's 88 above at 6 PM, 13% humidity. Hot and dry. Shot my Remlin today, found out by accident it holds 11 .44 Mag cartridges in the magazine. Shoots like a laser beam. A great day off. You just can't say enough good things about a .44 Mag levergun. A serendipitous mating of power, accuracy, and platform.