Live Oak (Quercus chrysolepis)
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A mulch of the leaves repels slugs, grubs etc, though fresh leaves should not be used as these can inhibit plant growth.
The acorn cups, soaked in water containing iron, produce a black dye.
Oak galls are excrescences that are sometimes produced in great numbers on the tree and are caused by the activity of the larvae of different insects. The insects live inside these galls, obtaining their nutrient therein. When the insect pupates and leaves, the gall can be used as a rich source of tannin, that can also be used as a dyestuff.
Wood – heavy, hard, tough, very strong, close grained, compact, shock resistant[61, 82, 229]. This tree produces the best western oak timber, it has a variety of uses including making agricultural implements and wagons[82, 229]. The wood is an excellent fuel.
Cultivation & Habitat
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