your whole life, you are told to stack wood off of the ground, at least a few inches. i understand the benefit of air flow when seasoning wood, but what is the big reason to stack wood on pallets or off the ground in general? i have a carport for a storing my wood--it has a concrete paver floor. i stack wood in there in late march/early april for the upcoming year. prior to that, my wood is stacked outside (only so much room in the carport) some on pallets, some on the ground and covered on the top only with plastic tarps. is the rationale that moisture from the gound migrates up and prevents proper drying? obviously the splits that are touching the ground are going to be a little wet--if that's the case, i'm okay burning that first couple rows in my outdoor fire pit, as i have plenty of wood. is my whole three-cord stack not going to season properly becasue it is stacked on the ground? i am currently working on an effective way to stack my wood on pallets in 1/2 cord units to prevent worrying about this and making it easy to move around with my loader and a set of forks. that wood is being split now for two seasons out. but for next year's wood--i am a little concerned.