Hey guys. Just a question or observation that I'd like to share and hopefully get some feedback. I have about a cord of red oak that I cut split and stacked over a year ago and just recently pulled to see how some splits are doing. The larger splits are not under 20 percent yet as expected and the smaller split are just under 20. The thing I noticed was the splits with bark still on them had wet sap wood and almost a slimy muddy layer between them. This must be an impediment to seasoning. I have been splitting another cord of red oak in the past few days and have taken the extra step and knocked the bark off. I have new Fiskars X27 and they do the job easily, but do you experienced guys think it is worth it? I should note that my wood seasons in the open with no covers nor sheds. Thanks as always for the sage advice.