It takes at least six months for green wood to dry for using it as stove firewood. Green wood contains up to 100% of moisture content, and
around 20% when dried or seasoned. Splitted wood is stacked outside preventing ground moisture and keep it dry from the rain.
When I was at a home-center shopping for wood to use as the base, I met a friend who told me he had lots of bamboo I could use. I wanted bamboo because it is strong and does not rot, but I did not find any. We went to his property where there is a bamboo forest. There he showed me how to cut the bamboo. It was 13 m tall, and with three of them it was enough.