The Splitting Team splits rounds prepared by the Cutting Team. Firewood rounds are split and moved to the firewood pile for a Stacking Team; kindling rounds are split and stored in boxes in the dry storage area.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Split firewood rounds into firewood; refer to the Firewood SpecificationsMove split firewood to the firewood pile ready for the Stacking Team.
  • Split kindling rounds into kindling; refer to the Kindling Specifications. Box kindling and store boxes in the dry storage area.
  • No split firewood or kindling should be left in the splitting zone when the Splitting Team is through for the day.
  • Responsible for properly storing and securing the log splitter and any additional tools or equipment used by the team.


No one under the age of 18 years may serve in any position on a Splitting Team.


The Cutting Team should separate Firewood Rounds from Kindling Rounds. The Splitting Team Movers should confirm round sizes as appropriate. Rounds that are too long should be returned to the Cutting Team to be re-cut. Rounds that are too short should be put in the junk area. See the Round Cutting Specifications for details.

Team Products

Split firewood.

Split and boxed kindling.


The Splitting Team, when authorized and under the direction of the Woodlot Coordinator, may operate a log splitter on the woodlot.

Supervised by

The Team works under the direction of the Splitter with oversight from the Woodlot Coordinator.


All teams and volunteers that work at the woodlot must follow the Woodlot Procedures.

See also Woodlot Zones and Areas for term descriptions.

The Splitting team is comprised of the following positions.


Leads the Splitting Team. Must be WNC FireWood certified Splitter to operate a log splitter.

Responsible for splitting rounds into firewood and kindling. More…


Responsible for team safety. Must be WNC FireWood certified Assistant. Supervises the team Movers. There must be one Assistant on the team . More…

Mover – Splitting

Moves split firewood and kindling the appropriate areas. Team must have one or more Movers. More…