Today oakwood is still commonly used for furniture making and flooring, timber frame buildings, and for veneer production.
The oak has long been considered sacred by many civilizations (Schonbeck and Frey 2005).
Most oaks are placed into the two categories of red (or black) oaks and the white oaks (Schonbeck and Frey 2005).
Oaks are used as food plants by the larvae of Lepidoptera species.
An example is the oracle of Dodona, which in prehistory consisted solely of a holy oak.
The Druids considered the oak to have both mystical and medicinal significance (Schonbeck and Frey 2005).
The bark of the White Oak is dried and used in medical preparations.
Oak wood has a density of about 0.75 g/cmі, great strength and hardness, and is very resistant to insect and fungal attack because of its high tannin content.
The oak tree itself has long been considered sacred by many civilizations (Schonbeck and Frey 2005) and it is a common symbol of virtue and endurance.
Oak leaves symbolize rank in the United States Armed Forces.
Oak wood, from Quercus robur and Q. petraea, was used in Europe for the construction of ships until the nineteenth century, and was the principal timber used in the construction of European timber-framed buildings.
Sudden oak death is a disease from a water mold (Phytophthora ramorum) that can kill oaks within just a few weeks.
Commander), whereas a silver oak leaf indicates an O-5 (Lt.
Oak wilt, caused by the fungus Ceratocystis fagacearum (a fungus closely related to Dutch elm disease), is also a lethal disease of some oaks, particularly the red oaks.
Barrels in which red wines, sherry, brandy, and spirits such as Scotch whisky and Bourbon whiskey are aged are made from European and American oak.
Lepidobalanus), such as the white oak (Quercus alba), have leaves that are smooth-lobed, acorns that mature in six months, and the inside of the acorn shell is hairless.
White oak is often used to make wine barrels.
Oak wood chips are used for smoking fish, meat, cheeses, and other foods.
The great dilemma for wine producers is to choose between French and American oakwoods.
Linnaeus described only five species of oak from eastern North America, based on general leaf form.
The bark of Quercus suber, or cork oak, is used to produce wine stoppers (corks).
French people often refer to Metropolitan France as L'Hexagone (The "Hexagon") because of the geometric shape of its territory.
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The oak is a common symbol of strength and endurance.
Oak apples are galls on oaks made by the gall wasp.
The use of oak in wine can add many different dimensions to wine based on the type and style of the oak.
American oak contributes greater texture and resistance to aging, but produces more violent wine bouquets.
Oaks also provide many cultural, symbolic, aesthetic, and ecological values.
A gold oak leaf indicates an O-4 (Major or Lt.
Oak bark has been used medicinally to treat diarrhea and as an anti-inflammatory, whether as a gargle for sore throats or topically for skin inflammations such as dermatitis (Schonbeck and Frey 2005).
According to legend, Rasputin was unaffected, although Vasily Maklakov had supplied enough poison to kill seven men.
Oak galls were used for centuries as the main ingredient in manuscript ink, harvested at a specific time of year.
Oak is prized wood for construction because of its strength, elasticity, durability, attractive grain, and resistance to pest species.
The gypsy moth is dominant in North America and there are many concerns of the loss of economically critical and ecologically dominant oak species.
Trees typically are long-lived, with the average life expectancy for most oaks between 200 and 400 years, with some known to be over 800 years old (Schonbeck and Frey 2005).
Oaks have spirally arranged leaves, with a lobed margin in many species; some have serrated leaves or entire leaves with a smooth margin.
Erythrobalanus), such as the scarlet oak (Quercus coccinea) have lobes that are sharp tipped, acorns that mature in 18 months, and the inside of the acorn shell is woolly.
Hybrids are common in oaks but usually only between species within the same section; no verified inter-section hybrids are known, except between species of sections Quercus and Mesobalanus, where several occur.
Thor's Oak was a sacred tree of the Germanic Chatti tribe.
Oak barrels, which may be charred before use, contribute to the color taste and aroma, of the contents, imparting a desirable oaky vanillin flavor to these drinks.
Oaks are widely planted as ornamental trees for shade and aesthetic purposes, and ecologically, the acorns and leaves provide food for many animals.
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The leaves and acorns of the oak tree are poisonous to horses in large amounts, due to the toxin tannic acid, and causes kidney damage and gastroenteritis.
In Celtic mythology, the oak is the tree of doors, believed to be a gateway between worlds, or a place where portals could be erected.
Another is: "Every majestic oak tree was once a nut who stood his ground."
The standard for the lumber of the white oak group, all of which is marketed as white oak, is the white oak Quercus alba.
The Oak tree is traditionally sacred to Serbs and is widely used throughout Serbia on national and regional symbols both old and new.
Oak bark is also rich in tannin, and is used by tanners for tanning leather.
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