The Log is from a Ponderosa Pine, which is indigenous to the Northwest. It is a highly prized tree. The Log is from a lateral branch, and The Log itself is 8-9 years old. Ponderosa Pines are slow-growing trees and take 350-500 years to reach maturity. They are drought resistant.
The Log was given to Margaret by her former woodsman husband as a wedding gift. Margaret's Log strengths are its special spirit/life force and, of course, its great insight. Its greatest weaknesses are fire and bark beetles.