OK, my local council employees have a marvelous tradition of cutting down local street trees when needed.
In my 'hood a cherry tree was felled, they ring it up in to wood burner sized bits ...... mulch the leaves etc and leave the big wood bits for anyone that wants it!
So on a first in best dressed attitude I swooped and chopped up said wood ( funny how you have to chop a tree down to chop it up! )
So now I have the start of next winters wood pile! I was thinking about running some thru the drop saw to make "dust" for cold smoking, do you think it should be left to dry "o natural' or will it be ok to cut and dry in a micro wave for immediate use?