We speak of sapient pearwood and my mind is off again.
Does its fruit resemble the biting pear, I wonder, and if so what would spread the seeds of such a tree?
If the fruit bites, dare one bear a staff made of the stuff?
And if the wood is sapient, does it act to keep a remnant population of growing trees in the world so that it remains a renewable resource? Or is being a tree again what happens to sapient pearwood objects once function and form are broken?