I am currently recovering ax-cut pine and hemlock logs from a river. Do I need to saw them immediately or should they dry some before sawing?
(Sawing and Drying Forum)
From contributor A:
The logs should be kept wet till sawn. Either in water or a sprinkler system. Pressure washing helps remove mud and some of the silt. River logs are hard on blades. The lumber needs a lot more attention than just green sawn lumber. There is a learning curve on this and it is easy to lose money fast if not careful. You were wise to ask.