?? on storing hurricane lumber

I have some beech and oak trees that I lost during hurricane Isabel. I have the trunks at home waiting for a friend to mill them, but I also have some unuasually large and straight limbs. I was told they would be good for leg blanks for wood turning and such. I have pieces that range in size from 2' to 6' long and range in diameter from 3 inches to 10 or 11 inches. There has to be some good use for this wood. The question is if I want to store it semi-long term (about 3-6 months) before I get around to cutting it up should I paint the ends or anything? Is there something standard I should do to have a greater chance of haveing great wood when I need to mill it? Thanks.
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