A friend gave me some branches he pruned, that look identical to those posted.
I found out they are used to make Christmas ornaments due to the brilliant white color.
I cut several to turning length, and chucked one up to turn.
Turned down about a 3" dia smooth, and next day was split to center the full length 14"long.
I looked at the pile of other pieces, and all were split. Oh well....
I assume there is a way to dry it, but these splits occurred after just a couple of days drying.
Had no idea of accelerated drying out, and was disappointed.
All those projects I had planed.
Back to the oak/hickory logs.