I like cutting wood in the summer I would rather be deer hunting or sitting by the stove in the winter the only downfall to summer cutting is the poison ivy,oak, and sumac crawling up my dead trees. Anyway forget about that just bi@#***chin!! I have heard that if you drop a tree in the summer and let it set a week or so the leaves will pull the sap out of the tree thus stopping the rapid dulling of chains. Does this work? THe reason I ask is I have about 5 hedge trees I need to drop and cut up so that I can have a clear path to some of my other seasoned wood and having chains sharpened at $6 bucks a piece will get old in a hurry!!