What is The National Tree of Germany?
The Oak tree Is The National Tree Of Germany. The Oak tree can grow from 80 to 100 feet tall,3 to 4 feet in diameter around the trunk, and can spread from 50 to 80 feet. The Oak tree grows upright and its bark is whitish gray. The lifespan of the Oak tree, if undisturbed is 500 to 600 years old.
The Oak tree’s leaves have 7 to 9 rounded points which resemble finger-like lobes. The Oak tree as the national symbol stands for strength and endurance. An oak will produce its first good seed crop when it is 40-50 years old.
Facts about Oak Tree
Common Name: White oak or Charter Oak
Species: Quercus alba
Flower Color: Green (male flower) and Reddish (female flower)
Time of blooming: March through May.
Twig: Slender, gray, and pubescent, with small, blunt, numerous fatal buds.
Bark: Quickly increasing red-brown trough with small surface scales. Gradually are becoming black and very blocky.
Leaf: Rotate, plain, evergreen, leathery, 4 to 7 inches long, oblong or oval in shape with an entire or spiny and revolute margin.
Fruit: Acorns (fruits of the Oaktree) is in a bunch of 3 to 5, which are maturing in a season.
Purpose: Fragrant, ornamental.
Symbolism: Sovereignty, power, Strength & Endurance, Generosity & Protection, Justice, Nobility, Honesty & Bravery
White Oak or Native Oak has strong astringent properties. Internally as a tea, it helps fight diarrhea and dysentery. Externally it can be used to treat hemorrhoids, inflamed gums, wounds, and eczema. It has also been used as American folk medicine. Live oak trees have a lot of magical/magical properties, some of which are: (a) Dreaming of resting under an oak tree means having a long life and wealth. (b) Climbing the tree in a dream means a relative will have a hard time with it in the near future. (c) Dreaming of a fallen oak means the loss of love.