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What is the best time to split wood?
Last Updated: 6th June, 2020
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Likewise, people ask, is it best to split wood wet or dry?
The bottom line is that you can split both wet and dry wood. The latter is usually easier to split, though many people prefer to split the former so that it dries out more quickly. But if you use a log splitter, you shouldn't have trouble splitting either wet or dry wood.
Furthermore, is it better to split wood green or seasoned? There are other advantages of splitting green wood, too. Once it is chopped into smaller pieces, the wood will dry much more quickly. Many experienced wood splitters prefer to split seasoned conifer wood, which tends to be sappy and TOO soft when it is fresh.
Also to know, how long do you wait before splitting wood?
about six months
What is the easiest wood to split?
The tree species that are easy to split include ash, hard maple and oaks. However, you need to avoid logs that have interlocking grains, which include the elm, gum, and sycamore. They are difficult to split even when a log splitter is used. Green wood is also easier to break compared to dry wood.