It's getting chillier outside. Soon it'll reach the point that you don't want to brave the cold just to find entertainment. Solution? Invite your friends over for a potluck and game night - make them suffer the cold!
But then you'll have to turn up the expensive heat so everyone's comfortable...and utility prices keep inching up...
Well, if you plan ahead you'll still win. Right now, residents of St. Louis can pick up free firewood, as much as they need, in Forest Park. The wood is offered by the St. Louis Forestry Division, who remove dead and damaged trees from city streets and parks. Since the wood comes from various sources, tree size and type will vary on a daily basis. Wood supply will also vary - get there early; it's first come, first served.
One caveat: no commercial vehicles or trailers allowed.
Lower parking lot of the Muny in Forest Park
November 2nd until about the 1st week of March
Monday-Friday after 3pm
St. Louis Forestry Division (314) 613-7200