I have some pine and poplar mixed in with my oak and cherry. I know it takes oak a year or more to season so I was going to try to get 3 years ahead on my wood. Someone told me that the poplar and pine would rot in only 1 or 2 years if not covered. We get some hot summers but the wood stacks are in the woods under trees. My thoughts are that in the summer if I cover the wood I will just be keeping the sun off of it. I have an unlimited supply of poplar and pine so if I loose some of it I can get over it but I have spent a lot of time cutting, splitting, and stacking it. I am new to all of this so I don't have much knowledge to pull from. Should I try to cover the wood or will it last several years in SC uncovered.