I picked up some pecan today from my parents. I was over there a while back and saw they had trimmed the bottom two branches off a pecan tree that was maybe 15 years old. I asked what they did with it, and they showed where they dragged it in the woods. Sweet. I didn't have my truck then, was on the wifes car, but went back today and picked it up. I figure it was in the woods for 6 months already. Anything smaller than about my arm feels pretty dry. I can break smaller limbs with my hands. The base part where the trunk attached is pretty big, maybe 16 inches in diameter. How do you guys dry bigger stuff? Just lay it out in the yard? And, how do you know when it's dry enough to use?