When I was a wee lad, my grandfather took me along on his daily walks up into the mountains near where we lived, and he would tell me the names of trees he knew. Over the years I guess I've retained some of them and added a few here and there so recently I decided to see how many I could recall. I discovered to my surprise that many that I knew I did not know why, it was like you know a person but you would be hard pressed to describe them to a sketch artist. Anyway I think I know about 40 or 50 at the outside and I wondered how that compared to others interested in wood. Maybe I'm just a nerd that likes this kind of thing, I guess we'll find out.