Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)
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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.
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.
The bark is a commercial source of tannin[149, 227].
Dyes of various colours can be obtained from the bark.
Wood – very heavy, hard, strong, tough, close grained but difficult to work. It weighs 59lb per cubic foot. It is used for making hubs, cogs, shipbuilding etc[46, 61, 82, 149, 171, 227]. A very good fuel.
Cultivation & Habitat
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