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  Oak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oaks are hardwood trees, the wood commonly used in furniture and flooring.
Oak Wilt, caused by the fungus Ceratocystis fagacearum (a fungus closely related to Dutch Elm Disease), is also a lethal disease of some oaks, particularly the red oaks (the white oaks can be infected but generally live longer).
The oak is a common symbol of strength and endurance, and is the national tree of the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oak   (1085 words)

Oak bark is grey-brown in colour and distinctly gnarled and furrowed.
For dyeing purposes an infusion of the oak bark mixed with a small quantity of copperas yields a dye of a purplish colour, and was used by Scottish Highlanders to dye woollens and yarn.
Due to the oaks many associations and characteristics, it is used symbolically on many ritual occasions, for instance in February during the festival of Imbolc, the spirits of the oak tree can be invoked to aid and lend strength to the goddess as she sleeps having given birth to the new god.
www.controverscial.com /Oak.htm   (6114 words)

 mead made complicated: Aging mead in oak
Oak barrels are commonly used to age red wine but it is much more rarely used with white wine.
A used barrel may need months to give oak flavor to the mead but a new barrel or oak chunks immerged in the mead may need as little as a few days or weeks to communicate their flavor.
In MLD 905, the oak is advised to improve the nose (by A. Kemp) and according to N. Kanous it improves the complexity of mead.
www.meadmadecomplicated.org /mead_making/procedure/oak.html   (232 words)

 oak on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
OAK [oak] any tree or shrub of the genus Quercus of the family Fagaceae (beech family).
Oaks are cultivated for ornament and are prized as the major source of hardwood lumber.
Several unrelated plants are also called oak, e.g., the Jerusalem oak (a lobe-leaved annual of the goosefoot family) and the poison oak of the sumac family (see poison ivy).
encyclopedia.infonautics.com /html/o1/oak.asp   (612 words)

 Oak Quarry Golf Course
The golf course—crafted by the team of Champions Tour star Dr. Gil Morgan and Schmidt-Curley Design—winds through the historic Jensen Quarry, which in its operating heyday supplied limestone, marble and 88 various minerals for the construction of roads, large buildings and private residences in the greater Los Angeles area.
Oak Quarry is one of the most highly rated golf courses in Southern California.
Tee It Up magazine, published by the Riverside Press-Enterprise, named Oak Quarry the number one golf course in Inland Southern California, and recognized the 14th hole as both the prettiest and toughest par three in the region.
www.oakquarry.com   (226 words)

 Interesting Facts about Oak Trees
When the oak trees shed their leaves during the autumn, they end up covering (and thus hiding) most of the acorns.
Oaks, which typically take a year or so to die from infections, have been reported to die in just two to three weeks.
Such massive die back of live oaks has never been reported in California, and a severe environmental crisis is expected in the months and years to come.
www.arcytech.org /java/population/facts_oaks.html   (1786 words)

 City of Live Oak, Texas
Incorporated in 1960 with a current population of approximately 11,000, we are nestled amid the gently-rolling hills at the IH-35 and Loop 1604 interchange.
Live Oak's past is steeped in a rich farming and ranching tradition which today has yielded to peaceful suburban home developments set in the natural beauty of the region, making it one of the prime neighborhoods located just northeast of San Antonio.
Whether you are just passing through or planning to stay, you will find Live Oak to be the ideal place to relax and enjoy your visit.
www.ci.live-oak.tx.us   (303 words)

 The Java Programming Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Oak was developed in the early nineties at Sun Microsystems as a platform-independent language aimed at allowing entertainment appliances such as video game consoles and VCRs to communicate.
Oak was first slated to appear in television set-top boxes designed to provide video-on-demand services.
As Oak’s developers began to re cognize this trend, their focus shifted to the Internet and WebRunner, an Oak-enabled browser, was born.
www.engin.umd.umich.edu /CIS/course.des/cis400/java/java.html   (670 words)

The "red oak" group is characterized by having bristles or points on the leaf and acorns that mature in two growing seasons and sprout in the spring after maturity.
Pin oaks grow in sun or partial shade and require acid soils that are moist, rich and well-drained.
It is small for an oak (20 to 30 feet tall and 15 to 20 feet wide) with a shrubby growth habit.
hgic.clemson.edu /factsheets/HGIC1017.htm   (1656 words)

 Oak (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
The oak woods of Bashan are frequently alluded to (Isa.
Three species of oaks are found in Palestine, of which the "prickly evergreen oak" (Quercus coccifera) is the most abundant.
Tristram says that this oak near Hebron "has for several centuries taken the place of the once renowned terebinth which marked the site of Mamre on the other side of the city.
www.christiananswers.net /dictionary/oak.html   (302 words)

 Official Town of Oak Bluffs, MA
The Town of Oak Bluffs is a resort town on the northeast shore of the island of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
Oak Bluffs operates the largest marina on Martha's Vineyard, which not only has the most slips, but is situated in the midst of the historic gingerbread campgrounds, and offers easy access to the rest of the Island.
Oak Bluffs has experienced simultaneous development of a secular seaside resort, and the continuation of a religious summer revival.
www.ci.oak-bluffs.ma.us   (599 words)

 botanical.com - A Modern Herbal | Oak, Common - Herb Profile and Information
The Newland Oak in Gloucestershire measures 46 feet 4 inches at 1 foot from the ground, and is one of the largest and oldest in the kingdom, these measurements being exceeded, however, by those of the Courthorpe Oak in Yorkshire, which Hooker reports as attaining the extraordinary girth of 70 feet.
Oak sawdust used also to be the principal indigenous vegetable used in dyeing fustian, and may also be used for tanning, but is much inferior to the bark for that purpose.
Oak apples have also been occasionally used in dyeing as a substitute for the imported Oriental galls, but the fl obtained from them is not durable.
www.botanical.com /botanical/mgmh/o/oakcom01.html   (2783 words)

 Oak Tree
It may even be hollow, the mere shell of bark supporting a sadly-reduced tale of branches that struggle gallantly to put forth year by year leaves, dwindled in size, from their knotty twigs, and acorns whose very abundance argues an infirmity of general health.
The English Oak (Q. Robur) ranges from the Urals and the Caucasus, from Mount Taurus and Mount Atlas, almost to the Arctic Circle, growing at an altitude of 1,350 feet in the Highlands of Scotland; its limit nearly coinciding with that of successful wheat cultivation.
Whatever may be the extension of the use of iron, Oak timber will always be of peculiar value for many purposes, though that important bye-product, the bark, is of sufficient consequence to considerably influence the English forester's treatment of his woods.
www.2020site.org /trees/oak-tree.html   (1558 words)

 Dr. Koop - Poison Ivy and Poison Oak- Health Encyclopedia and Reference
Poison ivy rash is allergic contact dermatitis caused by a substance called urushiol, found in the sap of poison ivy.
Urushiol is a colorless, or slightly yellow oil that oozes from any cut, or crushed, part of the plant, including both stem and leaves.
Be aware that the plant's almost invisible and oily resin sticks to almost any surface, and can even be carried in the wind or in smoke when it is burned, and inhaled.
www.drkoop.com /encyclopedia/43/395.html   (949 words)

 City of Oak Harbor
The staff of the City of Oak Harbor is committed to delivering the highest possible level of service to its citizens, improving economic opportunity, quality of life and fostering community partnerships.
The City of Oak Harbor was awarded $1 million in funding to begin design and environmental permitting of the busy roadway from Beeksma Drive past the Erie Street intersection to the turn-off at Swantown Road.
Oak Harbor is teaming with one of the nation's premier playground builders to create a state-of-the-art play structure at Fort Nugent Park.
www.oakharbor.org   (214 words)

 "Poison Oak FAQ"
The name poison oak is often applied to the shrub-like forms of poison ivy and to at least two similar plants that are usually considered separate species of the cashew family, Anacardiaceae.
The poison oak of the southeastern United States, Rhus quercifolia, has its leaves divided into three leaflets; the leaflets are densely haired and generally have three to seven distinct lobes.
The poison oak of the U.S. Pacific coast, R. diversiloba, is a shrubby or sometimes climbing plant that grows to 2.4 m (8 ft) high; its three-leaflet leaves are toothed or lobed and are hairless.
www.knoledge.org /oak   (2679 words)

 Oak Island
Then ten feet down they found a platform of oak logs which were closely set together and embedded in the walls of the shaft.
Then the auger struck eight inches of oak, another 22 inches of metal pieces, another four inches of oak, five inches of spruce, and then seven feet of clay.
Then another attempt was made to reach the chests by horizontal digging, but the excavation and erosion caused by the constant bailing seriously weakened the as-yet unreached oak platform at 110 feet and it collapsed, carrying the chests farther down into the pit.
members.tripod.com /~Zomb/OAKISLAN.HTM   (2347 words)

 Welcome To Oak Harbor, OH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The village lies on the banks of the Portage River, and is at the intersection of SR105, SR163, and SR19.
The population of Oak Harbor, which lies in Ottawa County, is roughly 2841 with a median age of 35 years old.
Oak Harbor has shops to fulfill all the basic needs as well as several medium-size industries to provide jobs and help support the area.
www.oakharbor.oh.us   (170 words)

 oak Definition in the Wine Dictionary at Epicurious.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Oak is slightly porous, which creates an environment ideal for aging wines.
In Europe, the primary sources of oak are France and the former Yugoslavia.
Oak barrels loose their ability to impart flavor in 4 to 5 years, and most high-quality wine estates and
www.epicurious.com /drinking/wine_dictionary/search?query=O   (534 words)

 Solid oak Furniture - Wharfside Furniture - solid oak dining tables, cabinets, wallunits, coffee tables & nest ...
Oak is a very strong hardwood with a distinctive and lovely grain.
Oak has good bending qualities, is durable and finishes well and resists moisture absoption.
Wharfside Furniture, based in London and Surrey in the UK, specialises in solid wood furniture and many solid oak dining tables, solid oak cabinets, solid oak wall units, solid oak coffee tables, solid oak nests of tables and solid oak home theatre furniture examples are available on our website.
www.wharfside.co.uk /solidoakfurniture.html   (304 words)

 Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Information Center - (www.poisonivy.us)
But poison ivy and poison oak are so common that such methods have not been very effective in eliminating them.
Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac belong to the cashew family, Anacardiaceae.
Poison oak is R. diversiloba or T. diversilobum and poison sumac is R. vernix or T. vernix.
poisonivy.aesir.com   (797 words)

 Poison Oak
Much to the chagrin of unwary gardeners, both poison oak and poison ivy were planted in English gardens for their graceful climbing habit and beautiful autumnal coloration.
In shady canyons and riparian habitats it commonly grows as a climbing vine with aerial (adventitious) roots that adhere to the trunks of oaks and sycamores.
But there is a positive side to all of this--research on poison oak may lead to a better understanding of the human immune system and the treatment of renegade viruses and tumor cells.
waynesword.palomar.edu /ww0802.htm   (4779 words)

 Oak Associates
The Oak Associates Funds are a family of seven no-load mutual funds designed to make our growth-oriented approach easily accessible to individual and institutional investors.
Oak Associates Funds are available to U.S. investors only and may not be available in all states.
Oak Associates Funds are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co., which is not affiliated with the advisor.
www.oakfunds.com /?cat=Home   (280 words)

 Double Oak, Texas - Official Homepage
Double Oak is located on Highway 407 about 15 miles north of DFW Airport.
Residents govern Double Oak represented by a mayor and a town council of five members.
They are funded by residents' donations, the Double Oak Women's Club, and the Fourth of July Festivities.
www.double-oak.com   (177 words)

The City of Oak Point is seeking volunteers for various positions on City Boards and Commissions.
Oak Point's Department of Public Safety has issued an important message for residents concerning convicted sex offenders living in the city.
Oak Point's Operations Department has posted the 2nd Quarter - 2006 Project schedule so that residents are informed of upcoming work in their area.
www.oakpointtexas.com   (694 words)

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 California Oaks Foundation: Protecting and preserving California's native oak woodlands and the wildlife habitat and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Tejon Ranch is slated to destroy thousands of acres of pristine oak woodland, rich in the diversity that Californians have always been proud to steward.
Founded in 1988, the California Oak Foundation (COF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization committed to preserving the state's oak forest ecosystem and its rural landscapes.
Automatic electronic mailings of the California Oak Report are available upon request by contacting oakstaff@californiaoaks.org.
www.californiaoaks.org   (513 words)

 Oak - Herbal Encyclopedia
Oak bark is used to treat diarrhea, dysentery, and bleeding.
For external use, the bark and/or leaves are boiled, and then applied to bruises, swollen tissues, wounds that are bleeding, and varicose veins.
Oak trees grow in many areas, from damp riverbanks to dry hillsides.
www.allnatural.net /herbpages/oak.shtml   (215 words)

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