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Here’s an article from the Leaf Chronicle, based in Clarksville TN, with a great overview of the benefits of white oak as a species.   Of course as far as material for lumber goes, it’s a key export.  But the benefits of white oak are not just about furniture making and hardwood flooring.  The species has also contributed to the sheltering wildlife and as a resource for  early North American cultures for thousands of years.

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White oak is a part of my own history.  I grew up in a town called Oakville, no less.  The town is so named after the native white oak trees which fueled the town’s early economy as a shipbuilding centre in the early 1800s.  White oak is naturally gifted as a water-tight material, so as a material for shipwright’s it was perfect for the foundation of the industry, and of the town.

Heres a shot of a white oak, taken in my hometown of Oakville Ontario.  Image courtesy of HamCam.  Click the image to view Flickr photostream.

Here’s a shot of a white oak, taken in my hometown of Oakville Ontario. Image courtesy of HamCam. Click the image to view Flickr photostream.

Cheers!

Rob.

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Rob Jones

Rob served as Editor-In-Chief of BuildDirect Blog: Life At Home from 2007-2016. He is a writer, Dad, content strategist, and music fan.