Trees have been fascinating to me ever since I was a small child. I would collect blackberries whenever I had the time, because there were bramble bushes quite nearby, I became familiar with the holly trees & bushes, because they rhymed with my own name "HOLLY." I mean, all shrubbery is exquisite, having to do with the subject of Botany & such, my personal favorite trees are as follows: Red Oak, Weeping Willows, Cherry Blossoms, Fig trees and Banana Coconut Trees in the Caribbean. MY ABSOLUTE FAVES!!! What kind of tree was that along your journies...I am just really curious about it...the carving is interesting...if only we knew who did it.