Seasoning your firewood is not as difficult as it sounds as long as you follow the basic guidelines. After all, firewood is an excellent way to lower your heating bill every month. However, before you run outside and start chopping down trees to burn, you have to know the facts when it comes to seasoning firewood…


The process of seasoning firewood is lengthy and takes a lot of time, which means that it is vital you plan ahead. Ideally, your firewood should be cut in the early spring if you are looking to use it during autumn however some prefer to season their wood a whole year before they use it.

Away From the Ground

The idea of seasoning is to remove the moisture from the wood and keeping your firewood elevated and away from the ground is important when it comes to reducing the amount of moisture it is able to absorb from the earth. Plus, it also reduced the amount of bugs and fungus that are able to get in contact with your firewood.

Take Advantage of the Sun

The sun is a natural kiln that we can use which means that leaving your stacked firewood under the heat of the sun will allow it to evaporate the moisture much quicker compared to leaving it in a cool area with lots of shade.

Here at Pearson Fuels, we are the experts when it comes to all things coal related which is why we are the best coal merchants around however we also have an excellent supply of imported firewood and logs too! For more information, speak to a member of the Pearson Fuels team today!