DBoon: You'll have to report back next year and tell us which batch dried more.
Quads: That's interesting results on the stuff you cut recently. I would have thought greyed standing dead would be lower moisture. But then, you're in a wetter climate than I.
Here are a couple more of mine.
A 7" dia pinon, cut as standing dead two years ago and stacked as a log, cut and split in half yesterday, measures open circuit (greater than 20 Megs). There's no reference data on pinon pine in the USFS paper, but this is consistent with my experience with the standing dead pinon I gather - I can pretty much cut, split, and burn it right away.
On the other hand, taken from the same stack, a piece of crab apple, the 20" live tree was cut down last fall, stored as a log for one year, cut and split from the bottom trunk section today, measures 80k Ohms. It felt wet to touch after splitting it.
What I find interesting about this is that the resinous species, like the pinon, reject water even after being felled, while the others (like the apple and Siberian Elm) absorb and hold it even when dead, which causes them to start rotting quickly. I have pinon logs in my stacks that sat on the ground for years and were still fine, as long as they were in a place where water didn't pool and they had some sun exposure.