Did you ever read the book Tree in the Trail? Its this book about a cottonwood trees life on the Sante Fe trail. For 200 years it grew and adapted to how the world needed and used it over its life span.
This story reminds me of the bowls in the story. Each bowl was hand carved from the burl of the tree roots. Instead of wasting the burl after it was harvested, it was reused into the bowls.
People are very interested in the bowls for how different each one is from its size, color, and rings. They are being snatched up for accent pieces on their coffee tables, or using them as gifts. Especially since the price ranges from $35-$290! So if you want one you better come quick!-Megan