I want to start by saying I am not a smoker. Any friends of mine that smoke, use pellets. I have many mature apple trees that need severe pruning and some just need to come down or have been storm damaged in the past several weeks. I have been told some of these trees may be 50+ years old, but I can't verify this. My question is for smoking, can an apple tree be too old for quality apple wood smoke and what would be your suggestions for disposing of the wood other than my wood stove? I feel I have something of value, but don't have a clue what I should do with it. I understand punky wood is trash, but what about barkless or with bark. What's preferred please? Please understand, I am not into this for the money. However, I just don't feel good about it going to waste. Next on the list is cherry. Thanks for any advice you can offer.