I live next to a large area of wood where I go hiking in the woods on the Elk trails. The elk pick out a tree and rub the velvet off their antlers. It scars them up and the trees heal up over time. After so long they pick out another tree usually pretty close. I harvested a few of them and dried them out over last winter. I made a couple of handrails for the stairs in our house. I also used one for a curtain rod.