1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)

Rounds on the ground

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by jj3500, Jul 8, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. jj3500

    jj3500 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2008
    Messages:
    222
    Loc:
    Orange County, N.Y. Southeast corner.
    How long can you keep rounds on the ground before it gets punky(rotten).

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. wendell

    wendell Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2008
    Messages:
    2,026
    Loc:
    Madison, WI
    It will depend on the type of wood and the moisture in the ground but I would say it can happen faster than you would think. I'd get it off the ground on some pallets, ASAP.
  3. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    4,034
    Loc:
    NNJ
    It definetely depends on they type of wood. If its cut side down it will wick up some moisture. For the extremes, black locust could care less, pine will start to rot in a few months in wet weather.
  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Messages:
    27,815
    Loc:
    Michigan
    General rule is 2-4 years. Sometimes less, sometimes more. As stated, it depends upon what wood it is and how much moisture there is. Also depends if it is in sun or not.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page