I made this little bessom with things from my yard. The bristles are from my Ash tree, I knowbtraditionally the handle is Ash, but the tree hadnt dropped anything large recently, and im not about to hurt this tree when green ash is being wiped out by borers, and it being fall, the twigs were given freely. The handle is from my willow Oak. I even madee the cording from a yucca leaf taken from a plant by my mail box. I know its not fancy, but Im pretty in love with it. A few days later my walnut started dropping longer twigs, and my ash dropped a straight small branch, so Ill probably make another bigger one, but I feel the new one is calling for someone else.