Jan 28, Elm rarely reaches maturity due to disease, competes with many desirable trees and has little to no value to deer and many other critters.
Ash - doesn't hing particularly well but I'd thin these out. Often they"crack" right off so be careful (be careful with ANY tree with any decent size period).Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins. Mar 21, I like to hinge cut tree in mid to late winter for extra browse and cover for the wildlife. than in mid summer I finish cutting the same trees for firewood. I do a lot of popular, cherry, birch and soft maple that and also some ash. It happens to be what I have on the land.
Although these guidelines are heavily biased toward helping deer and deer hunting, they do not only benefit deer.
Aug 23, Trees that would be tough to split for firewood such as elm can be hinged at the larger end of the diameter spectrum.
Also, trees lose their flexibility in colder temperatures and are more likely to break off during hinging, top-killing the tree. Typically, hinge cutting conditions are good when the weather is warm and the tree fluids are stumpcutting.bar