I took in at least a cord of smaller stuff that I cut to length with a 12" bar...maybe the largest of it was 6" in diameter and the smallest 3-4" in diameter. I chose that due to what I perceived as a quicker drying time. The larger rounds off these loads have just been cut to length...won't be split till workload eases up...maybe 12 weeks from now. I know that will have to be stacked and allowed to season. Is it possible that smaller diameter oak branches will season in 6-7 months? None of this small stuff was split further. As I haul it in for the winter, I sometimes split it and stack by the door prior just to make it easier to fit and burn. Even though it's not heartwood, I don't care as I'm always with my stove in the wintertime, since it's at work, and I can feed the beast as often as I need to. I don't set it and then return 10 hours later as many do. Any branches and smaller stuff I have tends to season quick. The silver maple I cut and stacked seasons very rapidly.