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  OAK-Wood and Trees
  Oak Tree


Quercus
Hardwood

The Trees:

Oak commonly refers to many trees and shrubs, but most usually to large trees in the quercus genus. They are native to the Northern hemisphere and are evergreen or deciduous which often retain their dead leaves through the winter.

Evergreen oaks are sometimes refereed to as "live oaks" and both types produce acorns. Red and White Oaks grow primarily in the Eastern US and Canada.

They are long lived and much valued shade trees, slow growing and with historic medical and spiritual attributions.

 


Oak Wood

The Wood:

Oak is a dense, hard wood usually white to honey colored and taking stain readily. Oak is commonly and historically used for furniture, especially for Arts and Crafts styles. When quarter sawn oak has distinct medullar rays that are highly decorative. It is a useful and strong wood, very durable and sought after.

 


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