Oak - is probably one of the most widespread and known species in the temperate zone. It is a robust, tall tree with a rich crown. The base of many forests in the northern hemisphere and one of the most enduring species.
Oak - is probably one of the most widespread and known species in the temperate zone.
It is a robust, tall tree with a rich crown. The base of many forests in the northern hemisphere and one of the most enduring species. It is found, especially in the plains and in the hilly areas, very rarely on the hill. Apart from the clean oak forests, called oak groves, the oak is also mixed with other deciduous trees, in the so-called saddle forests.
Oak has a very large natural area on the territory of Europe and North America. Develop a strong root system with a very deep pivoting root. The bark is cured and, it harbors a diverse fauna of insects, especially ants. The leaves have a specific shape, which is often used in heraldry. Acorn - The fruit of the oak can have different dimensions, depending on the area. It is the basic food of wild boars, pigs and other animals.
Solitary, the oak forms a wide spread crown and strong branches. In the group plantings they go upwards, forming a relatively straight stem. The oak leaves a very thick shade, which is why the lower branches often atrophy. Old trees form hollows at different heights, which become shelter for various animals and forest birds. Today there are copies of Oak with over 2000 years old.
The most appreciated is the oak wood, which is why massive logging of oak forests, especially during the Middle Ages - for the construction of wooden boats. It is currently used as a precious construction material and in the production of different garments. Bark and sawdust are used in folk medicine. Spring - Oak flowers are a source of pollen for bees and other pollinating insects.
In Slavic mythology, Oak is considered the tree of truth. The Slavs believed that the first man appeared from an Oak oak. The oldest Oak in Moldova, is considered the Oak in Cobâlea, also called jartefan Cel Mare Oak, whose estimated age is over 700 years.