Wands are marvelous! They not only carry their original signature energies, but are also tools that will contain the energies we bring forth to direct them into helping us create magic!
I like to gather branches that have fallen and also branches that have been in the ocean waters for a very long time and wash out at the beach and I have also collected fallen branches from the cemetery grounds in Salem. Some of the most powerful Wands I have created came from a Goddess Tree in my yard when I lived in Maine. You may see the sleeping face on the tree in this picture here. I still have a few branches left, since I moved away, and will be creating more super powerful Wands!