Any idea what type of wood this is? I bought a tri-axle of logs last August and found a few logs that were nearly impossible to split by hand. I threw them into a pile and let them sit. Last week, I borrowed my neighbor's log splitter to clean up all of the pieces that I collected over the past year that were too difficult to split. I found that even with the log splitter, this wood would not split but would twist and tear. I cut up four of the pieces to use as Swedish torches in our fire ring. I burnt two already. They burnt fairly well and looked pretty cool after dark when they individual sections were glowing. Our friends quit making fun of me for getting the idea from a wood burner's forum after they saw how cool it looked. Thank you. The four sections standing upright in the front are still connected. I ran the splitter through it from both ends but it is still hanging on. The piece to the right of it is a Swedish torch waiting to be burned.