I salute you for making a rational decision. There are lots of safer ways to stay in shape and contribute to the environment than cutting firewood in a forest with a chainsaw alone. As we get older, many parts of our bodies change regardless of how carefully we live, and accepting when it's time to give certain tasks over to younger people is a very personal but important decision to make.
As a milestone of aging ...
Dale Hodgins wrote:I know a guy who had a few loads delivered. He cut up two-thirds of it and sold it as firewood and he kept the best ones for building his barn.
Dale Hodgins wrote:I often see wood stored in areas that don't see sunlight and air flow. You need to be able to stop that airflow once the outdoor humidity is higher than that of the wood.
Long enough that if it were me, I'd try to grow the wood just large enough that splitting it once down the center is worth it. I think that also makes it easier to stack safely. We have a little electric log splitter that's perfect for that sort of thing.
How long does coppiced hardwood firewood need to dry?