These rounds were just begging to be split. We borrowed a neighbor's Speeco 22-ton machine, vertical method. So then the piles of splits laying around looked odd. They had to be stacked. The weather cooperated very nicely. The stacked ash came out to a bit over 1.5 cords. It will be usable for winter 2014-15, I believe. I have never seen ash split so stringy as this stuff did.