About 10 years ago I smoked a boneless turkey wrapped in cheescloth with green apple wood, it was really good. I used my gas grill and did the indirect heat method. Ahhh back in the day when I was a novice....oh wait I still am! I have since shied away from using green wood because of the creosote issue, but I have heard it can work. Lilac usually has some big dead stuff I would target that if I where you. Pretty neat when you split it the interior has some purple grain running through it.