Hurricane Sandy brought down a lot White Pine on my property... estimate 3 cords. I have used very little softwood, some Eastern Cedar and a very little pine. Will well seasoned (1 year or more) White Pine cause problems with creosote buildup in an airtight insert? I have a 6" stainless steel inside my masonry chimney to vent the insert. I have to do a lot of work to clean up the mess of down Pine and would like it if I can get some use of the Pine in my airtight insert. Is there a best time to split Pine, e.g., immediately or is it better to let the rounds season for a few months before splitting? I have read about burning pine many time and it best I can recall many parts of the USA use a lot of pine for firewood.