Not aware of any such deal here in SA, except for those already contracted to take firewood. We've been pruning out our dead (non-hollow) branches and finally demolished that fateful gum out the back... Graeme was so brave, but as fate would have it, he won a Husky Rancher, so decided that
tree would be good to christen it on.
Next year should see us with a whole bunch of old fence posts (no creosote or arsenic) to burn for the winter.
Would like to grow some paulonias here for firewood, but they like lots of water apparently, something lacking in these parts.