An Eucaliptus tree die in my property and it was cut today. I have massive slabs. I know that depending of the thickness of the slab air drying may take 3-6 months, and up to two years. I read an interesting article (see below) but my question is this, this is premium lumber given its size (the biggest pieces are from the trunk, 8″ x 6″ of circunsference) but there are also wonderful pieces from thick branches ( 5″ x 5 circunsference). Will they dry differentially (branches and trunk?), and may I let it dry for less than a year, then work on them, stain and so on so I can use them in large benches and tables outdoors and indoors? I will appreciate any answers.