Hello everyone, Im new here at the forum. I have been reading for few months, but this is my first post. My question is about moldy firewood. I cut my wood this year, it is some type of a softer wood. Im not really sure of the exact species, but 75% is the softer type and 25 is red oak. The softer stuff may be sassafrass or poplar. Any way I stacked it all a little to close and only put some old plywood scraps underneath it. It is also in a shady part of the yard. I covered the top with a blue tarp and in 2 days it started to mold.It seems to be only the softer stuff thats affected(but thats 75% of my heat this year). The ends are the worst, they are mostly covered. Its starting to spread to the insides of the pieces also. It smells real fruity, you can smell it like 50ft away sometimes. I have decieded to move the piles to a new location. I have put pallets down this time underneath and its going to get sun for half the day. Also 2 long piles spaced 10ft apart. My question I guess is if anyone else has had a similiar situation. Does anyone know what type of mold or mildew this is? Will it ruin the wood. Can it be stopped now that its growing? I usually leave the wood uncovered and then bring in a weeks worth at a time into the garage and a days worth into the living room. Is this stuff going to be safe to bring in. I have considered putting bleach into a garden sprayer and hitting the sides of the new pile when im done stacking it. Im hoping that its only temporary and my new improved stack will clear up the problem. I have enough dry unmoldy wood to get me until about january, so its got time still. Any help, thoughts, suggestions would be appreciated.