I cut two pieces of wood from trees that had fallen to the ground. One was a piece of oak. Oak leaves, I know. Furniture made from oak, I know. The tree? Not so much. Here's what a branch of oak looks like.
Here's another one. I cut this piece of wood aware of what it was at the time, but now that we are home, I have forgotten.
Look what's on the inside of it though. Worms! Ew. Guess I'll leave this piece outside for a while. Worm eaten wood is prized, so as soon as it is vacated, I will try carving it.
YouTube has helped me learn about some trees. I grew up knowing what sassafras leaves looked like, but I didn't realize I only knew one of the leaves from that tree. I thought they only had the three fingered mitten leaves, but actually, they have a single finger leaf, a double fingered one and a triple fingered leaf. Crazy.