The acorn cups, soaked in water containing iron, produce a black dye. 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.Wood - heavy, hard, tough, very strong, close grained, compact, shock resistant. This tree produces the best western oak timber, it has a variety of uses including making agricultural implements and wagons. The wood is an excellent fuel.
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Prefers warmer summers than are usually experienced in Britain, trees often grow poorly in this country and fail to properly ripen their wood resulting in frost damage overwinter. A slow-growing but long-lived tree in the wild. When killed by forest fires it often resprouts from the roots. Seed production is cyclic, occasional years of high yields being followed by several years of low yields. The tree flowers on new growth produced in spring, the seed ripening in its first year. Intolerant of root disturbance, trees should be planted in their permanent positions whilst young. Hybridizes freely with other members of the genus.Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus.
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