Hi all, it's been a long time. Fancy new forum! We're about to have 4-5 cottonwood trees cut down, and the affordable price will have us dealing with the wood ourselves. The guy says he'll cut everything to 16." It will suck enough even with that! At this time of year, the wood is going to be really wet--does this affect its ease in splitting? (better or worse?) I own an electric splitter that can do straight-grain oak fine, can't do knotted oak or wet black gum. I think we need to rent a "real" splitter, and I was thinking one that will sit upright, so we can push a round into place rather than lift it. I haven't done this, though, so IS that actually easier? Are those big splitters easy to move around, or hard? We would want to take it by hand over grass into the backyard for 2 of the trees. Any other tips for renting & using that splitter that I should know, or for this project in general? Lastly--anyone want some cottonwood????