I cut up this fallen tree in my yard yesterday and it was the most unusual wood I've seen. When first split, the inside color varies from white, redish to brown in the center. splitting was tough even w/a gas splitter....very stringy. After sitting in the sun the wood inside turned more consistent in color (whitish/brown). I don't remember what the leaves look like, but the tree had a white fluffy hanging growth. almost like cotton. Thanks!