This Sassafras tree was growing in the yard, protected between two metal fence posts.
I had thought about making a tea out of it, but after looking up Sassafras (in Wikipedia) I was surprised that the teas are banned by the FDA because Sassafras contains chemicals that can cause cancer and liver damage. I doubt it's all that harmful, compared to other things, but decided I'd try making it into a bonsai.
The wild plant:
After digging it up. I had to trim the roots down a bit for it to fit in the new container:
It's new home. I'm not sure if it will survive .. it's more or less an experiment. Although I do know Sassafras is pretty sturdy. To propagate it, you can just cut off small branches and plant them.
I'll trim this back a little more after it bounces back from the transplant.