You might have heard the expression “strong as Oak” somewhere before. Although this saying might make you think it is talking about the strong physical attributes of the tree; like the storm-resistant trunk or the strong root system, it is actually referring to something deeper than that. Five Star Tree Services is here to dive deep into the ancient history of this magnificent tree!
Throughout Greek mythology and time, the Oak tree has continuously been represented as a symbol of wisdom. It has also been the embodiment of time, strength, and wisdom. The Greeks have linked the oldest oak tree, which surpassed 300 years old, as Zeus, the God of Thunder.
When we talk about this tree outside of all the symbolism it represents, it also has many other useful uses for us and animals as well. This includes things like having a strong root system that aids against erosion, producing acorns that feed farm animals, very strong wood that we can use for furniture, bringing beauty to any yard, and being a good home for wildlife.
This particular tree is easy to spot amongst many others. You can depict an Oak tree by the iconic broad canopy, multi pointed leaves, and strong branches coming from the trunk. At full maturity, these trees stretch out as much as they get tall. Meaning that these trees are perfect for hanging swings, providing plenty of shade, or partake in a lovely family picnic.
Oak trees are probably the most well-known and famous trees in the world. This is due to all the people who love the overall look of the tree, history, and symbolism. This tree is depicted throughout history and also has appeared in some of Hollywood’s movies. You may have seen the movie Forrest Gump and might have noticed a big beautiful tree with a couple different scenes. The Oak tree appears in the movie for the scene where Forrest and Jenny are kids and sitting on a low hanging branch. In another scene, you get to see a row of oaks and the iconic scene of “run Forrest, run”. As well as at the end of the movie where Forrest has Jenny buried. Throughout this movie, the Oak tree symbolizes strength and at-home consistency.
If you are thinking about planting one of these majestic trees, you are going to need to seriously consider the placement of the permanent location where this tree will stay for its whole life. You need to think about the future growth of this tree and make accommodations for how big and wide it will get. This means thinking hundreds of years into the future and planning accordingly.
Maintaining this magnificent tree is a necessity for its longevity, overall aesthetic, and for safety reasons. It will require a full pruning every couple of years and yearly fertilization in order to give the Oak tree the best care possible and to help it last many lifetimes.
How Five Star Tree Service Can Help
Oak trees are very symbolic, strong, and beautiful trees. When given enough room for growth, they are perfect for any home! This tress will leave a legacy for many generations to see and behold. If you have been contemplating adding this beautiful tree to your property, Five Star Tree Services would love to help you with our Toronto Tree Planting services! Our highly knowledgeable team will be able to assist you in choosing the perfect location for this tree and of course, planting it for you! If you are interested in our services, give us a call today at (416) 990-3355. To learn more, check out our website for more information.