Took down a standing dead tree on my property this afternoon, just a little guy. About 15 minutes after it hit the ground I had a split of it in the stove and it was blazing, stuff is bone dry!! Takes a little effort (not 20" oak rounds efforts) to split but comes apart real nice. I posted a few pics of some much larger, but similar looking trees a while back and was told they're 40' arborvitae. This one was 20' or so at best, and no greenery at all on the whole thing. Wood was purple on the inside. Have some in the stove right now, pumping out 450 stove top temps, fully choked back...this stuff definitely doesn't suck. My semi-dry sugar maple and oak don't burn this well by a long shot!! Here are some pics. I assume it died when the pines all around it blocked out all the sunlight??