Twin that 2nd logo does look good! Maybe if you could put more patches of dark on the twisted to make it look like bark. Just like I was thinking or described in my post. Only you brought it to life. I hope Shawn likes it.
Thanks Damon, yeah, the good thing about brand ID art is there's no one way to do it I left Twisted un-barked because I noticed Shawn liked separation of the two words, usually branding is a uniform font but in some cases, like this, it can really work to go with different treatments of separate words. I dialed it darker and it didn't seem to work, I may try a whole different color scheme, sometimes departing from the obvious pallet can get good results, in this case "woods" screamed for bloody brown, haha.