In many episodes, Conan sees a tree branch or a rope and after a quick look, he states that it is recently cut which means it is done by the culprit.

How does he know that?

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    Not sure for the rope part. But a tree(branch) can be identified by it's humidity, color, and decay. Most of which can be seen on first glance
    – Dimitri mx
    Oct 13 '17 at 12:45

A cut rope or branch (or any piece of wood) will start to discolor almost immediately. If you know what a fresh cut and non-recent cut look like it is not difficult to spot anything in between.

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