I saw a posting on Facebook for some free wood from a tree that was just cut down. I went over to have a look and there were mostly very large trunk size (25"-30" across) pieces left over however I did manage to find some that I could still carry that I hope I can use. The man said it was CATALPA. I don't think I have ever heard of it before. He told me to take all I wanted. He also showed me another huge tree that was being taken down next week. I dont have room for much so I only took a few. The grain looks pretty tight. Anyone used this wood before? Hope to cut it up to put on the lathe.