Most sassafras trees live only 100-500 years, not 2000.
Says who, the people who cut them down and found out the tree was 500 years old when they killed it? lol. Im no tree hugger, just a little depressing when I think about deforestation and the destruction of or planet for luxury. No offense to OP, its not his fault he likes to build nice stands, but shame on industry and indulgence, thats for certain.
Besides, I was referencing the pine he has stored for another project, which he said was from a 2000 year old tree.