I am ordering some "seasoned" wood and will have it delivered this week. I don't know how seasoned it is, but it will be used this winter. My father has ordered wood for 25 yrs and always had the guy just dump it and it sat there all summer out in the sun (and rain), then come Fall, he would put it in the basement. The guy installing our woodstove says it should be staked upon delivery and covered (if outside) to further dry out the wood. My quesiton is whether it really needs to be stacked. Is it really more effective to stack then to leave it as a pile for the rest of the summer?