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Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) is well known for its showy white flowers in the spring, but it has a dramatic second act in mid-October every year. The shiny-green leaves turn a dark crimson, easily discernible from a distance. On closer inspection, clusters of bright red fruit are hiding among the leaves. The fruit is called a drupe, meaning a seed covered by fleshy pulp.*
"Dense and fine-grained, dogwood lumber was highly prized for making loom shuttles, tool handles and other small items that required a very hard and strong wood. Though tough for woodworking, some artisans favor dogwood for small projects such as walking canes, longbows, mountain dulcimers and fine inlays. It was an excellent substitute for persimmon in golf clubheads (“woods”)." Wikipedia
Bob Ranney has even sent this evidence that hiking in the woods is good for your health.