What is oak?

Ksenia Vilinskaya
Ksenia Vilinskaya
March 25, 2015
What is oak?

Among the variety of plants - herbs, trees and shrubs - stands out for its strength and beauty of the mighty sprawling oak. He is the embodiment of wisdom, attentiveness, care; these qualities are often embodied by authors in literary works.

We will understand in more detail what it is - oak. First of all, this plant, namely - the tree belonging to the family of Beech. Oak is quite unpretentious and grows in the middle lane. It reaches a height of about 50 m. The crown of the tree is not closed at the top, but is widely spread. Oak is characterized by dark gray bark, its peculiarity is the abundance of cracks.

Oak - known long-liver. He is able to bear fruit only from 30 years after planting, in early autumn. In oak, characteristic fruits are called acorns.

And where does oak grow? It can be found in areas covered with forests. In mixed they grow in river valleys. And in the zone of deciduous forests there are whole oak forests.

Oak bark and acorns are used in medicine. A decoction of oak bark has powerful anti-inflammatory, astringent, hemostatic properties.