My dad and his neighbor opened their land up for me to harvest (130 acres). I am limited to standing dead trees or fallen trees though. I have always burned ash but it is limited in their woods. They have a lot of cherry, white oak, maple, and some ironwood. How do these species burn and approximately how long do they take to season? Also there were several white oak that fell in a wind storm in febuary 2011 and were easily accessible so I started into them hoping to use it next year. I tried to take a few small pieces (3 inch in diameter) and toss them in my fireplace to see how they burn. They burn like they were cut off a living tree.... I thought they would burn after laying down for two years, sad face. If I split and stack this stuff is it feasible to burn it next year?