is cut from the tree, so proper seasoning (drying) of all firewood is required to have an efficient, clean and safe wood-burning stove or fireplace.
Although some wood species start out drier, and dry more quickly, proper seasoning of any species takes months. Also, wood needs to be cut-to-length and split for proper seasoning to take place.
If potential firewood remains in log form, almost no drying will occur.
Even wood bought as "dry firewood" from a dealer and sold as ‘seasoned’ firewood is often not as dry as it should be. There is no risk of over-drying your firewood. Drier is better,... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.