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How Long Will it Take for a Birch Tree to Dry After Being Cut Down?

By Karen Carter ; Updated September 21, 2017
Birch trees take nearly a year before drying out after being cut down.

A birch tree will take up to nine months to dry after being cut down and into pieces. The seasoning process can be sped up if the birch wood is split. Pieces of wood with bark on them do not loose water content very quickly. The more debarked surfaces on a piece of birch wood, the less time it takes to dry.


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Karen Carter spent three years as a technology specialist in the public school system and her writing has appeared in the "Willapa Harbor Herald" and the "Rogue College Byline." She has an Associate of Arts from Rogue Community College with a certificate in computer information systems.