Hi everyone, I am new to all this. I am getting an electric smoker in a couple days; an Old Smokey. I have some fruit trees that need trimmed very bad and was wondering about using the wood for wood chips. The trees are apple, which I know is good, pear and plum. The plum is the kind with the dark leaves. Also, what is the best way to make the chips? Cut them up wet and then dry them, or dry them and then cut them up? I am new to all of this and very excited to get going on all of it. I am really looking forward to making some great ribs. My brother-in-law uses this smoker and has made some really great ones.