Buddy and I have been cutting out dead trees and trying to thicken up my woods that basically looks like park woods. You can see for a long time so we have been trying to hinge cut some bedding areas to thicken up the floor and possibly start to put some deer trails in. Well Ive done a bunch of research from what tools to use and how to cut but when we were doing the first area yesterday some of the trees had a ton of water dripping out soon as we made the first cut across the tree. We tried to cut a couple different trees to see what could hinge the best basically just some maples and white oaks. Soon as we got the trees to fall with wedges they basically would explode at the trunk which i thought was really odd since the maples are usually softer. Then after I was thinking with how much water is coming out of the tree i looked at one of the stumps that shattered off that the inside of the tree was basically "frozen" has anyone ever encountered this? And should I wait till it gets warmer out, I am located in Wisconsin where the weather has been fluctuating from freezing to mid 50s.