5 amazing facts about oak trees
You might not think oak trees are too impressive or special but you’d be wrong. Keep reading to find out 5 facts about them that will blow you away.
#1 The oak tree species was around back in the age of the dinosaurs.
That’s right, oaks have been around for more than 65 million years. Scientists speculate that their longevity has to do with the fact that they encase their seed in hard shells which makes them able to withstand hard times.
#2 Not only have they been around for a while but they also have very long lives.
Oak trees are not considered old until they reach the ripe old age of 700 years old and even live to see 1000.
#3 During their long lives, oak trees produce over 10 million acorns which serve as food for many animals.
Each acorn contains one singular seed that might some day become an oak tree itself.
#4 If you’ve ever heard someone take a sip of expensive wine and say it tastes oaky this is what they were talking about.
Wine has been traditionally aged in barrels made of oak. This practice was started in the golden age of winemaking and it’s still alive today.
#5 Truffles and oaks have a close relationship.
Although the actual growing of these elusive fungi is still a mystery, we do know that truffles and oak roots have a special connection.
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