I have a lot of wood, and species. I have 6 to 10 yrs of wood stacked and covered. I was planning on burning cherry and soft maple for nov and dec. Then BL for jan and feb. But now I am thinking white birch and black for the mid winter. I have ash, maple, cherry, birch, bl birch, beech, lots of oak, hard maple, locust and a bit of hickory. Should I burn the birch before it punks? I don't know how long that is when split and stacked. Don't want to find out either.