This wood has stumped me ( no pun intended). I thought it was an oak, after it was dropped I wasn't for sure. It is like no other tree I have ever worked with, I have been unable to have it positively identified locally. I hope someone has split this stuff before. None of this wood actually split, it all ripped. It is very white inside with a nutty smell ( when it was wet). About 24"in diameter 40' tall.