Pole wood is uncut, the whole log. I know in Northern PA you can buy whole uncut trees (limbs removed) buy the truckload. I would prefer to purchase it like this so I can cut to length and split to my liking. Also usually cheaper in bulk. I' sure there is different terminology used for uncut logs.
If it is still in log from, it is will not be seasoned.
1. Most loggers don't let the logs sit around. Unless they cut down a dead tree, the wood will be green. 2. Wood doesn't dry in log form very fast. I had a buddy cut down a large ash tree a year and a half ago. We just cut it up and the wood was still wet. 3. I used to cut my firewood from logs. Even a part pile of logs from the previous year needed time after splitting to season properly.