I have some D. fir trees to take down . After taking down a small one I noticed the center of the log has kind of a light brown kind of yellow looking almost kind of pinkish wood in the center . It looks quite different from other evergreens like pine and spruce and might make some interesting two tone pieces for carving. Does it keep good if it is stored off the ground ?? How much will it check if let to dry in a good location???? I know it makes good lumber and it is a desired for firewood in the Northwest parts of the country. Anyone use it for carving ????