A guy I know from work is thinning out some trees he has in the woods behind his house. Most are small hickorys. He says they are about 4 inch's in diameter. Will splitting these help them season quicker, and how long do you expect them to season split or unsplit? Also how soon do I need to get them on the ground before sap becomes a problem. I'm in the little rock arkansas area. Thanks for the help.