Firewood Season

Each winter I cut, split, and stack firewood for the next heating season. In recent years the trees cut have all been windfalls and since our woods is mature second growth the trees that fall can be large.

This is a red oak that blew over a year ago. The top broke off about 10 feet or so from the ground.

There is a yellow handled splitting maul leaning against the tree. The yellow handle is 31 inches long which helps give an idea of the size of the log. I’ve already been cutting and splitting some of the large limbs.

The top of the tree is quite full of limbs. I’m working on cutting limbs before beginning cutting the tree’s trunk. There’s at least a month’s supply of wood when I get it cut and stacked. The tree is close to a road which is nice.

March 7, 2020