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Small Pine branches need split?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by gzecc, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Since Sandy I have more pine than I ever wanted. Do I need to split the any of these? (Not referring to the large rounds on the bottom) I expect to use the branches next year.

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  2. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    I leave everything under 6 inches unsplit.
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  3. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    +1
    Small diameter pine dries ok without splitting.
  4. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    I usually split right down to 4" or so. Makes great kindling.
  5. blacktail

    blacktail Minister of Fire

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    I say leave 'em and burn 'em after 12 months.

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