Standing dead tree....is it seasoned?

If a standing tree is dead and has been for a year or two, will it be dry enough to burn in two or three months after splitting it and stacking it? Would it be considered completely seasoned?


Answer

This really has to be dealt with on a case-by-case basis to tell for sure. The best way to tell would be to use a moisture meter or just judge the wood by how dry and light it has become. If I had to make an educated guess, I would say that unless it is a species that takes a long time to seasoned (ex: elm) it should probably be ready within a few months.

Hope this helps.

-MG

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