Stacked 3 cords of wood in early March. Nice and straight. Wood was already good and dry - 20% moisture. I didn't cover the tops because our weather has been DRY for several years now. Wasn't concerned until we hit a wet spell here that has lasted about 2-3 weeks and has dumped about 7 - 10" of water. Checking my stacks the other day I noticed some serious leaning on a couple of rows. I pushed as much as I could in to center again but much I couldn't reach. So I am praying over my piles every time I look at them hoping that when things turn hot and dry here they will dry out and straighten back up? Am I deluding myself? Don't want to cover tops now because it is all so wet and figure a tarp will inhibit evaporation.... I know many of you live in wet areas and your wood does season okay so I know I am going to be okay...It's just the waiting game of seeing what way things settle. Kinda like a huge 'Jenga' (Wooden stick stacking game that my children play.) tower. Once summer hits temps. usually are in 80's and 90's and low, low moisture....we are talking VERY DRY. Lately we have gotten good wind too. Want to hold off with the tarps until the fall.