Hello folks, I'll start by saying I'm new to burning in a wood stove. Now, I'm going to be taking some trees down this weekend, most of which will be Cherry and Sugar Maple. I've heard these species can dry relatively quickly and I have a tons of them scattered throughout my property. I'm going to have them split and drying from now until November, so hopefully 9 months is enough drying time for this wood. I will also be felling oak but having that dry in less than a year seems a little unrealistic. The stove I will most likely be getting can take a 24" log(Oslo), or so they claim in the brochure. I'm looking to maximize burn times here. I understand wood seasoned less than two years isn't exactly efficient but I'm not looking to get peak efficiency yet. Realistically I should have been doing this two years ago, but I just bought the house a year ago. The Oak that will be harvested this year will be for 2019-2020 use. Should I buck the trees at 24"? If so, do I want thicker splits or smaller splits?