I have plenty of wood for this winter..most of it is in the shed, but the remaining two cords are stacked on the side of the house, where the sun hits from about noon until it goes down. We also get a fair ammount of wind on that side of the house. I plan on keeping the two seasoned cords there, just to keep drying until I need them. Can never be too dry! Anyway, my girlfriends uncle has a bunch of land, and some living, green alder tree's he just fell. He wants me to hack em up, and take them home. My only problem... I have a GREAT location to stack them this very, very green almost still alive wood. It's a nice flat area, and out of the way of everything. The problem is it's in the shade. It's directly under a hugle maple tree, and a cedar tree. This area is in the shade almost all day, except in the earley morning, and it still wont get much sun there. I don't plan on touching this wood after it's stack until december of 2009. My question is, will it need constant sun to season? Or will the warm temps during the summer take care of it. My worry is, it will be cooler in the shade, and the wood won't get the occasional 90 degree days we get in oregon during the summer. Any thoughts?