This oak leaf is but a lock of “hair” from the strong-limbed fellow known as Quercus rubra, or Red Oak. The tree’s leaves are so shapely that jewelry designer Janet Mavec was instantly smitten. She visits her favorite specimen often—a grand old man that shades the front drive of historic Greenwood Garden in New Jersey. In the summer breeze, those oak leaves shimmer and rattle. Come fall, the oak turns into a red-head, breathtakingly russet before shedding and baring his oaky soul. Hug a tree today, or wear an oak leaf in support.
Don't get too caught up in what to wear with this oak leaf necklace. It does all the talking. That said, it'll pop nicely with the darker shades, such as gray, red, and blue.
The oak supports much of our lives: the floors we walk on, the frames of our houses, the barrels we age our wines, whiskeys in, the paper we write on. Give thanks to these trees.
We're not sure anyone has ever celebrated one but the symbol of an 80th wedding anniversary is the oak tree, from one old-timer to another.
A large oak tree can consume up to 100 gallons of water per day, which can be a huge help in rainy places to prevent floods.