Check firewood supply, and order autumn delivery if needed
Help ensure adequate supplies for the winter, and that your wood pile is not being infected with pests that can be brought into your house.
Timing: September (yearly)
Check to see that you have adequate firewood supplies for the winter. Replenish supplies as necessary.
“Green” firewood should be allowed time to dry, so as to improve it’s burning characteristics.
Firewood should be covered with plywood or a tarp to keep rain and snow off the wood. Be sure to keep the wood pile at least about 6 inches off the ground,. The reason for this is so that termites don’t get access to your wood (which can later infect your house). And also, having the pile off the ground allows you to be able to visually inspect whether termites are building earth “tubes” into your wood pile (see Pest Control).
The benefits of calling around early is that you have a better opportunity of finding good prices.
The cost of this task is very low, as it involves just calling around for firewood quotes.