The key to seasoning firewood quickly and efficiently is to split the wood as soon as possible after the timber has been felled. Many people talk about logs needing to be seasoned for 2 years before there ready to burn, this is slightly misleading, wood that is not split and left in the”cord” to dry may take 2 years or more to dry, the problem being it is still protected by the bark , bark by nature is waterproof so inhibits the proper drying of the wood. The other problem with drying wood in this way is that As The moisture is released so slowly often the wood rots before it dries. By splitting the wood you allow the moisture to escape quickly, you can dry logs to well under 20 % moisture in a couple of months in the summer using this technique.