I start with the basket. Typically smoke during the day and I do monitor it.... as the first half of the basket begins to ash out but while it still has some glow, I begin to add wood on top. Maple, cherry, oak, whatever I have in whatever proportions seems good to me in the moment. So my smokes start with that basket of lump, but from there it's all wood.
It does make a difference. If I do an all-maple smoke, it tastes different than an all-cherry.