We have never had freshly felled and freshly split wood (black oak and fir) to reckon with before. My husband figured we should tight stack it all in the typical stacking fashion (16" lengths all stacked parallel to each other) in 10' long rows 5' high and virtually no space between the rows. (just like he has stacked seasoned wood all his life). Since the guy that owned this place before us planted concrete instead of lawn, we stacked it directly on the concrete (no pallets, no 4x4s underneath). 4 stacked cords later, my husband is reconsidering this stacking method. He's now wondering if it WILL dry like this or only mold and rot. We are in a wet, moist climate (coastal No. Calif.) We do get sun and wind. The oak is stacked butted against a fence on one end and against the perpendicular stacks of fir on the other end. I stacked the fir with space between the rows. The oak is stacked with no space between the rows. We did not expect to use this wood for 2 - 3 years as we are getting 4 more cords delivered and that will stack in front of this. Questions: Have we made a gigantic blunder? Do we tear all the oak and the fir stacks down and re-stack it all (before the next delivery this week)? If so, is on the concrete OK,not OK, re-stack in a cross stack fashion or would just a looser stack with space between the rows be adequate? Or is the fir OK and the oak must be re-done, or is it all good - no worries- keep doing the same stacking methods but with space between the rows? I have just spent over 2 hours combing the forum and website for the answers to no avail. Any good tips would be GREATLY appreciated, especially since I have been down with the flu for 9 days and Hubby has had to go it alone. We always work together so here I am trying to help in whatever way I can between sniffles!