Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Black Oak Leaf
Black oak grows best in moist well drained soils but because of competition it dews better in clay dry hillsides.
The tree is a persistent sprouter.
Black oak is distinguished from Scarlet by having angled buds where scarlet does not. And Black oak has hairy end buds and Northern red oak does not. The bark of black oak is dark and blocky.
"To grant those who mourn in Zion, Giving them a garland instead of ashes, The oil of gladness instead of mourning, The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified."