So a neighbor has a few shagbark hickory trees he just cut and he said I can have them. There are about 5. The smallest is 5 inch round about 15' long. The biggest about 12" round and 20'. Do they all have to be seasoned for about 6 months or can I throw some through the wood chipper and use that in a few weeks? Sorry but I'm new to smoking meat. I still have to buy or build a smoker. I would prefer using 16" split logs but I want to buy a med size smoker off craigslist to get me started.