Small Pine branches need split?

gzecc Posted By gzecc, Nov 10, 2012 at 11:45 AM

  1. gzecc

    gzecc
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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

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    I leave everything under 6 inches unsplit.
     
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  3. bogydave

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    Small diameter pine dries ok without splitting.
     
  4. PapaDave

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

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

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