So what's the deal? I picked up some free green poplar from the local golf course. They were cutting a few down after a big wind knocked down some limbs. Now poplar isn't cocobola, but the price was right(free) and I needed to practice turning green wood. So I had some pretty big chunks of wood, and they were manhandling my little Jet 1220VS. Here's the four logs, anywhere from 12" to 20" across. The big one in the back is a crotch, so should be interesting if it's competent wood.
And here's a couple of rough-turned bowl blanks, which will be set aside to dry for a few months. Nice contrast between the sapwood and heartwood. These things sure turn wet and fuzzy when they are green.