Was just reading that a cord of wood has the same BTUs as 175 gallons of heating oil.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /> At $4 per gallon that’s $700 for oil vs. $200 per cord for wood. THAT’S a real eye opener! Was talking about this and my plan to cut a LOT more wood for next fall with a friend who reminded me that I needed to keep my wood piles out of sight from the road. It would stink to come home from work to find half my woodpile gone and tire tracks on the yard! I thought that reminder was worth passing along.