by Brad Whipple
(Sugar Hill,N.H. USA)
I cut split and dry: Ash, Beech, Maple since they are widely available on my large woodlot. Three year dry wood is my preference and not a problem since I have good covered storage in northern NH.
Brad - sounds like a good setup. 3 years drying time is really the gold standard if you have the space and ability to do it.
This winter we are finally burning some well seasoned oak from our own woods. 1 year down in trunks + 2 year split and stacked in our open sided wood shed.
It is miles better than 1 year seasoned.
Now we just need time to keep ahead on the next few years wood needs!