SPECIES / OAK
The Oak Family includes as many as 600 species, found chiefly in Northern Temperate Zones and Polynesia. Oaks are cultivated for ornament and are prized as a major source of hardwood lumber. The wood is durable, tough, and attractively grained. Common uses include shipbuilding, construction, furniture, railroad ties, barrels, tool handles, veneer and flooring.
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