Let $G$ be an infinite graph such that each tree in the wired uniform spanning forest on $G$ has one end almost surely. On such graphs $G$, we give a family of continuous, measure preserving, almost one-to-one mappings from the wired spanning forest on $G$ to recurrent sandpiles on $G$, that we call anchored burning bijections. In the special case of $Z^d$, $d \ge 2$, we show how the anchored bijection, combined with Wilson's stacks of arrows construction, as well as other known results on spanning trees, yields a power law upper bound on the rate of convergence to the sandpile measure along any exhaustion of $Z^d$. We discuss some open problems related to these findings.
"Anchored burning bijections on finite and infinite graphs." Electron. J. Probab. 19 1 - 23, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1214/EJP.v19-3542