I found a dead tree in a dry creek bed while fishing. We are having a drought in Kentucky so there are a lot of dry creek beds with isolated pools of water in which to fish. The roots of that dead tree fascinated me as they were all twisted and handsome as one might describe a choice piece of driftwood. I guess this ole dead tree did drift down the creek. Luckily a beautiful piece of root was was already broken off so I brought it home. I put it in an old 55 gallon aquarium that I plan to set up again. It fit like it was made for it; lucky me! I poured several gallons of boiling water over it to kill the bugs---if any. I plan to let it soak and sink when the time comes.