My wife just found someone on Facebook had a pecan tree cut down. She sent me the pic and it looks very recent. Huge pieces of the trunk have been cut into stumps about 2 feet in length. Is it worth going to get some of it for free? I imagine it needs to be seasoned like firewood before you use it for smoking right? If so it would probably need to be split by me and sit covered for around a year. Am i correct? Or should I just pass and just buy the bagged chunks at Home Depot?