Are you looking for a small to medium size tree that can be planted in a bed near your home because of its slow growth and year round beauty? Then look no further! The Acer griseum may be the tree for you.
The Beaver Gives Back is a volunteer effort from Lindsay Tree Removal to offer our services to a family in the community who can not afford to pay for tree work. We will ask our Facebook fans for nominations about twice a year to help us find those people who would benefit most from free tree care. We thought it would be fun to chronicle these adventures here!
This month has brought us plenty of April showers (which we hope become May flowers), and of course, a new tree of the month. So, what is April's tree? We've chosen the Oak!
Oak wood has a density of about 0.75 g/cm3, great strength and hardness, and is very resistant to insect and fungal attack because of its high tannin content. It also has very appealing grain markings, particularly when quartersawn. Oak planking was common on high status Viking longships in the 9th and 10th centuries. The wood was hewn from green logs, by axe and wedge, to produce radial planks, similar to quarter-sawn timber. Wide, quarter-sawn boards of oak have been prized since the Middle Ages for use in interior panelling of prestigious buildings such as the debating chamber of the House of Commons in London and in the construction of fine furniture.