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Splitting ash- soon after felling?

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Hi all


I had an ash tree felled in December last year. Do I need to split the rings quickly? Or does ash get easier to split as it seasons? I think it might get easier, as some of the rings are already opening up, but don't want to make life harder for myself by having it set like rock before I can get to it!



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As always, every tree is different.  Normally ash is a synch to split green but the only time I had a load it was virtually impossible as the grain was folded.  So I left it and tried it 6 months later when it was a teenie bit easier but only for a brief window before turning to rock.

Get it split.

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Thanks all. I'll be splitting with an axe not a splitter, so unlikely to pop myself in the goolies! Will make a start on it when I find time. 

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Splitting it now means you can stack it and leave it to dry rather than having to worry about it later on.

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