Apple wood is regarded as an efficient wood burning fuel. It is tagged as a hardwood which simply connotes its heaviness and will burn for a longer period of time as compared to softwoods. But, if your apple wood is not yet seasoned or dried, then it will be a bit of a complex to burn it the right way.
Success with seasoning apple wood is extreme heat and low humidity. Seasoning apple wood is not a bit of a complex per se. Just simply cut your wood stack and throw it in piles and dry it. Cure it for at least ten months. But if you are eyeing on seasoning your wood at a slower pace, do not be frightened to run a sprinkler over the top of it during summer time. By sprinkling the wood, it will aid you in regulating bugs that might damage your wood.
Apple wood is prone to these small bore mites that drill small holes in to the wood. Your wood will still burn, but you need to take a closer look at your stack so they will not overrun it. It is best recommended to burn this wood as soon as it is seasoned. Apple wood can be a bit of a complex to stack because it has several sizes and the shapes are irregular. But, as you start to stack your wood, you will immediately be able to fill in the holes with several other smaller stacks.
Wood burners who are located in a town or city should put their wood in a place that will not acquire water from yard sprinklers. The wood that will get wet can take up to maximum of two years to get dried completely. As for maintaining your wood covered, that is a personal choice. The advantage of covering wood during cold months is that it will season fast, but out west with our dry season, that is not a big deal.
If you are uniform with cutting wood and each year you cut more wood that you need it, it will only take you a short period of time to stack wood for the next three years reserve. It simply means that during one cutting season you will not worry because you have a stack for the next couple of years.
On the other hand, if you want to purchase a cord of apple wood, there are places that will charge at about a hundred dollars per cord that is all limbs. These small limbs burn efficiently, but they can never be relied to burn all night.
At the end of the day, it is really a matter of planning and close coordination. You will realize your effort and significant savings in no time. Just have a free time and energy in doing such kind of task that will surely save you big bucks.