Parsha Vayetzei - Chapter 30 - Verses 37-43
The Midrash tells us that the Torah goes into explicit detail in this story because every piece has deeper meaning. Yaakov is not just peeling sticks. The fact that Yaakov took these 2 trees was about bringing tremendous unity in the world, which will come when Moshiach ben Yosef appears.
When Yosef was born, the power of Moshiach ben Yosef came into the world. And Yaakov understood this. His job is to unite the Jewish people and bring a tremendous achdus (unification) into the world. But before that there has to be unity in the world between the forces of good and evil and Yaakov decided that when Yosef was born he knew that was the time to start, that is why he took the Luz tree (forces of good), and Arnon tree (forces of evil) to do what he did.