yesterday I started to move some of my seasoned split wood that I will burn this year, in order to make room for 4 cords of rounds I hope to split this weekend. When I began moving the splits - I noticed microscopic bore holes and dust mounds on the splits. Lots of them. Could this be termites? I am concerned about stacking this wood too close to the house. Still, I'd like to have it convient. I was wanting to store it in my garage - but now I'm concerned. My other two spots are the front porch and back deck and both of these spots are concerns as well. Someone told me to put wood 25 feet from your home. I'd hate to make that trek on a daily basis once winter kicks in. Should I be concerned? After burning last years bought green wood, I was thinking I'd see alot of cresote in my chimney flue. Over the weekend, I removed the board and bricks over the top firebox pipes and took a mirror and flashlight to look up to the top. I was pleased to see an almost clean flawless flue! I cleaned it from top to bottom and checked the door gasket. I'm good to go! Another question: Do splits season during Nov-Mar? The 4 cords I have now are mostly cherry that was dropped in Feb/Mar and I cut it into rounds during the summer - but I'm just getting to split now. The ends are dark and checked. I'm gonna split and stack them - it would be nice if I could use them by the end of the season. I'd hate to have to buy wood.