The roasted seed is a coffee substitute.A sweet fluid exudes from insect damage on the stems and solidifies. This is edible and is sold as a manna in local markets in Iran. It can be boiled down into a syrup and used for sweetening food.
A mulch of the leaves repels slugs, grubs etc, though fresh leaves should not be used as these can inhibit the growth of young plants. Oak galls are excrescences that are sometimes produced in great numbers on the tree and are caused by the activity of the larvae of different insects. The insects live inside these galls, obtaining their nutrient therein. When the insect pupates and leaves, the gall can be used as a rich source of tannin, that can also be used as a dyestuff. The leaves, bark and wood are used commercially as a source of tannins.Wood. It is valued by wheelwrights, turners and cabinet makers. Of little value. It does not weather well.
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Intolerant of root disturbance, trees should be planted in their permanent positions whilst young. A very ornamental tree, it grows very well in Britain and is the fastest growing of the oaks in cultivation in this country. The seed ripens in its second year. Trees transplant badly unless they are moved regularly. Hybridizes freely with other members of the genus.This species is notably resistant to honey fungus.
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