In the Garden of Eden, Adam and the Woman consumed a poison, a poison uniquely potent to those created in the image of Yahovah.
Yahovah created all things, He spoke and it happened, the two trees that were part of the creative process were in position, one represented Knowledge, the other represented life. Then Yahovah made the ultimate creative act, he spoke mankind into life and endowed him with the potential for knowledge, mankind was as Yahovah, the pinnacle of the creation.
All that Yahovah spoke to create all things, we call TORAH. The five books of Moses are those parts of TORAH relevant to mankind. Works of man are NOT part of TORAH.
Thus the two trees transmitted to Adam the very essence of existences , those of life and those of knowledge.