I was taking my morning walk and heard the sweet sound of a chain saw in the neighborhood. I had to go and investigate and to my amazement there was bout a 20-30 foot Wild Cherry tree laying on it's side. I guess for some reason the owners wanted it taken down. I asked the guys cutting it down what's goin to happen to the wood and they said that the lady decided to save some money and was just goin to let it lay. I went and spoke to her and she said to take whatever I wanted. Yeee Haaa! I got the old pickup and chainsaw and started cutting. My question is how long do I need to let this season before I can use it? I cut it up in bout 12 - 16 inch pieces and anywhere from 2 inch to 8 inches diameter (my smoker can take up to 16 inches). I have it in direct sunlight.