The Mighty Oak
THE MIGHTY OAK
The mighty oak so big and strong.
You stand as a king among the trees.
Heralding your majesty for all to see.
You are grand in your stature.
As though you are saying, “Look at me!”
Your leaves turn from green to gold.
Then are no more.
But only for a season.
Then you once again begin your reign.
Margaret Ann Brown
~Oak wood is known for its great strength and hardness.
~Oak is resistant to insects and fungus, because of containing high levels of tannin (also used for tanning).
~Oak has very attractive grain markings, especially when quartersawn.
~The House of Commons debating chamber has interior oak paneling (London, England).
~Oak is commonly used for furniture and flooring.
~Yamaha Drums uses Japanese oak to make their drums. It is denser than maple & birch & gives a brighter, louder tone.
~Oak bark is used to make corks.
~White oak bark is dried and used for medicinal purposes.
~Korea often uses oak bark for roof construction.
~Acorns can be used for flour or roasted for acorn coffee.
So not only is the Oak tree grand and glorious, but it’s also very useful and purposeful!