But what is stranger is when I found out what is the name of that tree from which the rod is made.
The scientific name is Ailanthus altissima.
The real name of that tree is "tree of heaven"
Ailanthus altissima (play /eɪˈlænθəs ælˈtɪsɨmə/), commonly known as tree of heaven, ailanthus, or in Standard Chinese as chouchun
(Chinese: 臭椿; pinyin: chòuchūn; literally "malodorous tree"), is a deciduous tree in the Simaroubaceae family. It is native to both northeast
and central China and Taiwan. Unlike other members of the genus Ailanthus, it is found in temperate climates rather than the tropics. The tree grows
rapidly and is capable of reaching heights of 15 metres (49 ft) in 25 years. However, the species is also short lived and rarely lives more than 50
years. In China, the tree of heaven has a long and rich history. It was mentioned in the oldest extant Chinese dictionary and listed in countless
Chinese medical texts for its purported ability to cure ailments ranging from mental illness to baldness. The roots, leaves and bark are still used
today in traditional Chinese medicine, primarily as an astringent. The tree has been grown extensively both in China and abroad as a host plant for
the ailanthus silkmoth, a moth involved in silk production. Ailanthus has become a part of western culture as well, with the tree serving as the
central metaphor and subject matter of the best-selling American novel A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. The tree was first brought from China
to Europe in the 1740s and to the United States in 1784. It was one of the first trees brought west during a time when chinoiserie was dominating
European arts, and was initially hailed as a beautiful garden specimen. However, enthusiasm soon waned after gardeners became familiar with its
suckering habits and its foul smelling odour. Despite this, it was used extensively as a street tree during much of the 19th century. Outside of
Europe and the United States, the plant has been spread to many other areas beyond its native range. In a number of these, it has become an invasive
species due to its ability both to colonise disturbed areas quickly, including areas of rubble in war-torn Afghanistan, and to suppress competition
with allelopathic chemicals. It is considered a noxious weed in Australia, the United States, New Zealand and several countries in southern and
eastern Europe. The tree also resprouts vigorously when cut, making its eradication difficult and time consuming. In many urban areas, it has acquired
the derisive nicknames of "ghetto palm" and "stink tree".
Sassafras makes better walking sticks, peel the bark off 'em and put some varnish on.
Maybe she does but only for walking ,the power it is not in the rod itself and maybe not even in the hand that hold the rod ..but in the will of
God....and the will of God is known and unknown in the same time,like...the future from the past.
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