Why does ash wood burn well 'green or dry'?

Don Staples dstaples at livingston.net
Fri Jan 23 10:44:37 EST 1998

TREEFARMER at webtv.net wrote:

> Maybe somebody can answer this and give some references: Is it better to
> split 24" length bolts lengthwise or cut crosswise to dry?

Vasculer tissue runs length wise, exposing more of the cross section of
the tissue aids in drying.  For a quick aid in drying, leave the top on
the stem and let the foliage draw what moisture it can, then cut and
split when the foliage turns.
Don Staples
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