Yesterday I got these moisture content readings from a MM on some of my wood (yes, I tested on fresh splits): Norway Maple -22% Oak -30% Elm -28% Black Locust -25% I assume the Norway Maple will be ready sometime this season (and could actually be burned right away if necessary). I also assume the Oak will NOT be ready this season. So, back to my original question: How much can wood season in one or several months? Any thoughts on how good this wood might be to burn this season? (All of it is CSS). Is there any type of monthly average or does it all vary on type of wood, local climate, season, etc.?