I'm a newbie at this, but had a question regarding the age of the wood used for smoking. I've read other articles stating that wood more than two years old should not be used for smoking..... I have access to a hickory tree which fell during hurricane Rita. It has been laying in the same spot for about two years. I would like to use it to smoke recently purchased meat. My question is......since it hasn't been split, would it be ok to use? I don't want to ruin my meat investment... Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!