Stacking Wood Between Trees : Not Such A Good Idea
by John Hess
This may sound like a great idea but think about what happens to those trees when the wind blows; "they move". I spent two to three hrs stacking a buitiful pile of wood between two trees got done it looked great. Well, got the wood splitter put away and picked up all our stuff was heading back to the house turned around one last time to admire my work a gust of wind come up the trees swayed a couple times and you know that feeling you get in your stomach just before something gose wrong. Right before my eye was a butiful pile of firewood laying on the ground.
If you use trees use big ones and dont stack very high. I have been cutting firewood for over 25 yrs learn something new everyday.
Hi John, thanks for your comment. Stacking between trees has a certain appeal but there are other problems with it that those you have mentioned:
Firewood stacked directly against the tree bark can damage the tree, both while the tree shifts in the wind and as the stack settles and dries.
One thing you could try when you are felling is to leave to trees cut higher than normal that you can stack between. Without the leaves they won't sway in the wind.
Personally I'll be using stakes driven in to the ground when I stack timber next week; you can position them exactly where you want them rather than relying on nature to provide convenient trees!
All the best, and safe splitting!