Oak FAQs:


Q: Is an oak a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus of the beech family?

A: Yes, and Fagaceae.

Q: Is a oak dried and used in medical preparations?

A: Yes.

Q: Is an oak the tree sacred to Zeus?

A: Yes, and king of the gods.

Q: Is an oak the emblem of County Londonderry in Northern Ireland?

A: Yes, as a vast amount of the county was covered in forests of the tree until relatively recently.

Q: Was an oak the centerpiece of the precinct?

A: Yes, and the priests would divine the pronouncements of the god by interpreting the rustling of the oak's leaves.

Q: Are oaks keystone species in a wide range of habitats from Mediterranean semi-desert to subtropical rainforest?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a oak estimated to be in excess of 400–500 years old?

A: Yes, and stands 66.

Q: Is a oak a 500-year-old southern live oak located in Long Beach?

A: Yes, and Mississippi.

Q: Is a oak a southern live oak located in Angel Oak Park on John's Island near Charleston?

A: Yes, and South Carolina.

Q: Is an oak the sacred tree of Latvian Pērkons?

A: Yes, and Lithuanian Perkūnas, Prussian Perkūns and Slavic Perun, the god of thunder and one of the most important deities in the Baltic and Slavic pantheons.

Q: Is a oak the provincial tree of Prince Edward Island?

A: Yes, as well as the state tree of New Jersey.

Q: Was a oak a sacred tree of the Germanic Chatti tribe?

A: Yes.

Q: Is an oak another type of red oak which provides excellent timber?

A: Yes.

Q: Are oaks more likely to be struck by lightning than any other tree of the same height?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a oak the state tree of Connecticut?

A: Yes, and Illinois and Maryland.

Q: Was an oak sacred to the thunder god?

A: Yes, and Thor.

Q: Is an oak the one of the most prized of the red oak group for lumber?

A: Yes, and much of which is marketed as red oak regardless of the species of origin.

Q: Are oaks unable to discriminate against pollination by other species in the same section?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a oak an 800- to 1000-year-old tree located in Sherwood Forest?

A: Yes, and Nottinghamshire.

Q: Is an oak a national symbol from the Basque Country?

A: Yes, and specially in the province of Biscay.

Q: Is a oak the largest certified southern live oak tree?

A: Yes.

Q: Is an oak used to produce wine stoppers?

A: Yes, This species grows in the Mediterranean Sea region, with Portugal, Spain, Algeria, and Morocco producing most of the world's supply.

Q: Is a oak the state tree of Georgia?

A: Yes, and USA.

Q: Are oaks under threat of extinction in the wild?

A: Yes, and largely due to land use changes, livestock grazing and unsustainable harvesting.

Q: Is an oak used in the making of professional drums from the manufacturer Yamaha Drums?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a oak designated one of the 10 Great Trees of the World by the National Geographic Society and is part of the National Historic Landmark district of Hampton University?

A: Yes.

Q: Are oaks distinguished for being evergreen?

A: Yes, but are not actually a distinct group and instead are dispersed across the genus.

Q: Are oaks affected by the fungal disease Foamy bark canker?

A: Yes.

Q: Was an oak sacred?

A: Yes.

Q: Are oaks used as food plants by the larvae of Lepidoptera species such as the gypsy moth?

A: Yes, and Lymantria dispar, which can defoliate oak and other broadleaved tree species in North America.

Q: Is a oak believed to have originated in the 11th Century and is located in Addlestone?

A: Yes, and Surrey.

Q: Is an oak often used to make wine barrels?

A: Yes.

Q: Is an oak a common symbol of strength and endurance and has been chosen as the national tree of many countries?

A: Yes.