Cutting down a tree is a lengthy process, and disposing of all the wood and debris will take more of your time if you don't have the right tools. You can use the larger pieces of the trunk as firewood, but chopping the sections into the right size pieces will take forever, and swinging an ax is tough, physical labour. That's why a log splitter is so handy when disposing of a tree.
The log splitter makes breaking apart thick, hard pieces of wood easy, with no real effort required from you. Simply load the log into the machine and let it work away.
Make sure your trunk sections are in manageable pieces before using the splitter. For more help on that process, check out our small tree removal guide or our large tree removal guide.
To find out how to safely use a log splitter, our overview will help.