In this picture we can see an ash tree after felling. The large rounds in the foreground will be split, and used for firewood. Ash makes very good firewood, which can be burned straightaway if necessary.
The bottom section of the trunk was fairly straight, and has been split into sixths, with the use of wedges. Each sixth will be trimmed down with an axe, removing the bark and loose splinters. The straight ash beams can be used in building.
In the background is a pile of the branches. Ash branches can be bundled up and made into faggots.