A very tall tree with rough trunk and wide, abundant branches. Its leaves have a specific, wavy shaped form. Its fruits are called acorns.
In Slovenia you can find them at lots of places, but usually, especially near forests.
These trees were cut from forests in Slovenia in masses for supporting the city of Venice, because its wood is very dense and hard to break. It takes years for an oak tree to grow, but when it does it stands as a rock. Slovenian men gathered under these trees and sang in groups. That was a tradition for a very long time. There are more "species" of oak trees in Slovenia and I'll try to photograph them for you. MEDICINAL USE: Preparations from oak bark act as an astringent. We use them in the form of deposits or baths to help us with skin problems, wounds, frostbites and heavy sweating in the feet and hands and infections caused by fungi. Baths are effective to help with skin inflammations as well as inflammation of the rectum and the external genitalia. Tea is used for gargling to help the throat inflammation (angina), gum and other inflammatory processes in the oral cavity. Oak combusted in diluted preparations and tea blends can stop various forms of diarrhea.