Groot first appeared in Tales to Astonish #13 (November 1960). An extraterrestrial, sentient tree-like creature, the original Groot first appeared as an invader that intended to capture humans for experimentation...certainly not the Groot that most of us have fallen in love with! That version of Groot was reintroduced as a heroic, noble being in 2006, and appeared in the crossover comic book storyline "Annihilation: Conquest". Groot went on to star in the spin-off series, Guardians of the Galaxy, joining the team of the same name. This deskoration shows young Groot in his comeback from the cutting Rocket took of him before he died saving the rest of the Guardians.
The wood is 4" square and 1/4" thick ash, carefully cut by hand on a scroll saw. It's finished with 3 coats of a water-based polyurethane for water resistance, and backed with 1/8" thick cork carefully colored - these deskorations can double as coasters! Ash wood grain varies a lot from board to board, so each deskoration is unique.
Be sure to order a deskoration stand to display your little guy on your desk or mantel - you can find the stands here: https://centuryartisans.com/products/deskoration-stands
You can find Yondu in another shop listing, and also a cedar hanger of Groot for your closet.