My friend has been telling me about the Tulip tree wood he has and how it burns readily in his fire pit when it's green. Well this morning he brough me a bundle of dry and a bundle of green splits to try out and compare. While this wood is considered a hardwood, I didn't expect it to be this solid. I'll try them out in the garage soon and see how they burn. Has anyone else had experience with this wood? What other wood would you compare it to?