As a new turner, I am finding a fair amount of free wood locally, but I don't know a lot about the different types. Is there a consolidated list of domestic trees/wood that gives basic info that turners would be interested in? I don't need scientific names, specific gravity, etc - but would like to know things like turns easy, hard as rock, large pores, splits easily, not worth the effort, etc. As a for instance, I have lots of sparkleberry around, but it splits like crazy but dries hard a nails. Not a good choice for a newbie turner to try out. I also have some wild cherry that seems to turn nice when green, and dries well - a good choice for newbie.