I'm having 6 Leyland Cypress trees taken out to make room for my wood sheds. They are about 12-18" in diameter with about 10' of usable trunk on each one. Is it worth splitting these up to dry or should I just have the tree company take the wood? My neighbor has a splitter that I would be able to use because this stuff doesn't look like it would be easy to split by hand. I'm not able to collect wood yet so my other alternative is to buy what is probably a mix of fir and maple as I'm in Western WA.