Oaks are native to the valleys from Willamette/Rogue to Sacramento/San Jouaqin, with a yearly abundant crop of acorns and other natural medicines. The oak galls and bark contain tannins that are helpful in wound healing. Oaks provide habitat for biodiversity and moisture to the parched valley climate through transpiration.. |
This site describes how Earth centered people from Druids to Mayans used the oaks in their region for medicinal and nutritional support. Oaks are sacred trees globally..
Organic gardening and foraging are connected in that having oaks between food plants would provide additional moisture and fertilizer, with the root/mycorrhiza fungal network breaking down organic matter for the plants uptake availability.