Going around my house today I did some checking of what trees I have that I can use for smoking. I have a few oaks and nees some trimming and I did did one today. In my search I found out I have at least 100 birch, but I also have a few maples. I have 1 suger maple to the front of the house and 3 huge silver maples to the back. I am just wondering is one better then the other. So over all it looks like I should have a good wood supply. I am going to cut down a birch I hope before winter since I see it take about a 9 month to a year to dry.