I don't think it's much of a concern as pine is used extensively for flooring in some locations. Same with fir in the Pacific NW. The tree is actually Spruce, but I never hear that being used. It does have a nice "A" shape though. Other trees do not. I have however, asked for others to be used. Never thought about an acorn. There have been six bubbly updates for those that liked that design idea, but I forgot the the play arrow suggestion. That particular person has been in the forum for over two years and has yet to win anything, but only participated 22 times. I like their stats on my dashboard. Only one from the US has entered my contest, so I guess I'm too cheap for them to bother.
However, the board administrator says to hang on till the end to select a winner, as there are ordinarily a good number of submissions toward the end of the contest.
Incidentally, this logo will be used for embroidery as well. I could use some tips on that as well. What works better etc. Anybody good at that?
Lastly, you can rate all the submissions. Some of my friends have a feeling it's a one vote thing. My fault probably. Should have use "rate" instead of "vote"
Thanks for all the help. I really needed it.