My dad has about 5 persimmon trees that he wants me to cut down. They are probably 9" or so in diameter, but I hate to see it go to waste. If I cure it for a year or so split, would this burn ok? I cut one down on another lot that was for Habitat for Humanity and my dad burned it completely green. It had the wierdest smell and clogged up his whole stove pipe and outlet with gunk. If I let this season out, will it still smell funky and put out some gunk? I figure it will be ok, but just making sure because I don't want to mess anything up next year by getting this persimmon mixed up.