I had a dwarf apple tree that caught fire blight. Instead of burning it thought I might try making my first walking stick. The trunk is about 2in thick and very straight. This was a grafted tree, thought the graft might look interesting sanded and finished. Branches we're an inch or less in diameter. I dug it out in Jan. and left about 6in. length on branches. I'm not sure how long it needs to cure. Anyone ever work with green apple?