I found this tree that had been standing dead for awhile (most of the bark had fallen off) and the property owner was more than willing to let me take it off his hands. First load Wood Grain Wood grain and bark A split showing how stringy this stuff is. This wood was VERY difficult to split. The below split is actually four different splits that would not seperate. The pile that we made. The pile under heavy guard All stacked up (pile is 2 splits deep) some of the stuff on the left is a chinese elm and an aspen I had gotten previously. close up of the grain. If anyone could tell me what species of tree this is I would appreciate it.