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A History Of Oak

The history of the oak tree stems back in time throughout Europe where it was sacred to many communities like the ancient Greeks, Celts and the Druids who used oak as their sacred wood for burning at the summer sacrifice. Because of its qualities oak has had several important uses throughout history, it was highly valued in ship building as was it by furniture maker and of course its renowned use in constructing buildings. Even the oak trees bark had its value where it was used for tanning leather and its acorns were used for fattening pigs because they retained a rich food source. Read more »