if you've kept it, flaunt it!
Jigsaw puzzle pieces made by a tree?
I picked up these pieces below a huge pine tree in Armidale, NSW.
After a little research, it appears to be the Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa), a native of western North America.
Very few native Australian trees lose their leaves but many lose their bark; in curls, strips and hard wads. Check them out here Aussie Tree Bark Types.
Have you heard of Paper Bark Paintings?
The bark of the Paperbark Tree ( Melaleuca sp.) is used in collage to represent landscape texture, colour and form. If you are interested, check out a modern Paperbark Collage by Australian artist Bev Doak and a more traditional collage at The National Museum of Australia.