I collected a bunch of Liquidambar styraciflua, and I'm hoping to develop it into a decent forest planting. The little sticks around the sides and back are hardwood cuttings from last fall. As they're not yet rooted, I moved them over to the landscape planting pot. You'll notice the buds are starting to open, including on all of the cuttings. Hopefully all the material recovers and grows strong roots, but if anything outright dies, I can easily replace it. Sweetgum is easy to come by. It grows like a weed, and the wood is poor for building and burning, so most people want it gone—as opposed to black walnut, which also grows like a weed, but for some reason it still commands the highest price amongst hardwoods.