The golden rule is “buy early”. In the season when people are using their log burners we are so busy it is impossible to store the quantities of split logs that would be required. When logs are freshly split the heart of the tree is exposed for the first time so the moisture content will be highest. When properly stored and stacked so the air can circulate around them the moisture content quickly drops especially in the summer months. I always stack my logs for the winter in June and July and I have just checked the moisture content and found it as low as 8% down from around 40%. So if you haven’t got enough logs to last the winter buy as soon as possible if you don’t use them they will be great for next year. If you need to burn the logs immediately consider buying in some kiln dried until the moisture content of our logs has dropped a little.
← When is the best time to buy my logs?