The Sacred Oak Tree
The history of an oak tree dates way back to the very beginning of human life in the UK. Oak trees were sacred to our ancient ancestors of the Pagan religion and acorns are still seen as good luck for warding off illness or evil spirits. Not only in the UK is the oak tree seen as something special because even the Romans and Greeks saw trees as sacred. Here, we celebrate everything that mighty oak has done for us since the beginning of time.
Oak has been a popular choice for furniture for hundreds of years and is still one of the preferred woods today. This trend is still growing and is now seeing China and India increasing their exports of wood over the last decade. It is widely used in building thanks to its durability and aesthetically pleasing appearance. Find out more about stunning Oak Garages at a site like Timberpride, providers of fine Oak Garages.
The oak tree is a member of the beech family tree and formally known as pedunculate Oak or Quercus. It is actually our national tree, in honour of its great strength and maturity. Oak trees have been around for much longer than we have, with the remnants of early trees dating back to about 300,000 years ago.
The oak tree is generally found in the south and east of England and are still the most common trees despite our forests shrinking in size. If the oak is left in open space, it will spread out gracefully with large low hanging branches to climb! When grown in a limited wooded area, the tree will adapt to grow taller and thinner.