We were given a free load of poplar in large rounds in May of 2007. This is that same poplar in June of 2008- after it had been lying on the ground in my back yard for 13 months! It was still sprouting! We split some of it last month and it still read nearly 40% moisture! Answered once and for all whether or not unsplit wood seasons- not this stuff. Not even a little. Obviously we will not be using this wood for at least another year, but I thought it quite remarkable that it was able to hang on this long and still keep trying to live. If I were to plant one of these rounds do you think it would root? I absolutely do- magnificient survival mechanism!