How to Split, Stack, Season and Store Firewood

Now that we are approaching the latter of the winter months it’s probably a good time to start cutting firewood in preparation for next winter.

Wood is traditionally cut from January until early March largely due the moisture content of the wood being at it’s lowest during these months. Tree sap remains at the bottom of the trunk throughout winter and leaves begin to draw it up when they sprout in spring therefore it is crucial to get cutting before then to maximise dryness. Wood is also much easier to cut in cooler temperatures. Continue reading