Storing logs

The storing times of logs and other special wood has to be as short as possible: During the melting time you should only store them for a few weeks. At summer the storing time is only a couple weeks. When the temperature drops below 0 degrees celsius the storing times will be longer. The storing location also has an effect in the quality of the wood. You need to make sure that the logs don’t touch sand or stones. The bottom trees that hold the logs must be big enough to let air flow under the logs.

During the summer its best to store the logs in a windy place, this lets moist escape from the trees therefore stopping the trees from rotting. Insects can destroy trees so its also best not to store wood near a forest.

During the winter the bottom trees of the logs must be high enough. The logs can’t be stacked on top of snow because the snow and ice will get stuck on the surface of the tree. This will weaken the quality of the tree by making it wet and harder to work with. The ends of the logs must be covered by branches or glue to prevent them from cracking.

Curly birch and fruit trees can be stored for a long time. The curly birch must be slightly peeled and the ends need to be covered with paraffin or glue. This should also be done to every special wood. They must be stored in a well ventilated area outside. Fruit trees must be stored unpeeled and the ends have to be covered with paraffin or glue.

Exceptional trees are also oak, douglasfir, elm and larch can be stored unsawed for even 2 years. These trees don’t rot, they become stronger and straight.