"Now on the first day you shall take for yourselves the foliage of beautiful trees, palm branches and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days." Lev 23:40
After seeing such great photos here and here, I was inspired to experiment with my own.
The texture of the cut wood is my favorite part, I think. Can you see how wet this middle branch is?
I'm not sure if the bark in the third picture is normal for this type of tree or if it became a woodpecker's best friend.