Has anyone conducted a study on the effectiveness of the heaphausen? My pile for next year is 20x20x12H. It sits high on well drained cinder/asphalt and gets full sun and wind. I'm not worried about it drying. I do agree that the constant drop offs of fresh cuts from the tree companies, that get processed, heaped and delivered to customers this summer/fall will likely not be ready to be burned this winter. I'm also considering adding a couple rows of those 6x2x2 cement blocks around the bottom to keep the sprawl under control and make it easier to drive the loader into the pile. With a 12' high pile, any split that gets thrown on tumbles a long way before it stops.