OAK AND JUNIPER

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OAK

Oak is a tree from the beech family. There are approximately 600 extant species of oak. It is native from the northern hemisphere. North America contains the largest number of oak species, with approximately 90 occurring in the USA. The second greatest center of oak diversity is China, which containg approximately 100 species.
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JUNIPER

Junipers are coniferous plants in the genus juniperus the cypress family Cupressaceae. Depending on taxonomic viewpoint, between 50 and 67 species of juniper are widely distributed throughout the Northern Hemisphere, from the Artic, south to tropical Africa in the Old World, and to the mountains of Central America.

JUNIPER PHOTO

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MYTHOLOGYCAL STORY OF THE OAK

"Driadas" are spirits (magical creatures) that have femenin shape. They are lonely and very beautiful.

Phisically they have very delicated characteristics, more or less very similar to the characteristics of the elfs. Their eyes are or violet or dark green, and their hair and skin change of colour depending on the season. In winter, their hair and skin are white. In autumm they are red. In spring and in summer, the skin is very suntanned and the hair becames green.

Each "driada" belongs to oan oak of the forest. They are connected with them oak till they die.

If someone tries to hit the oak she is connected to, she receives the same damage phisically.

Each "driada" has all the control of the oak she is connected to, so that means that she can make the branch of the oak grow, she can make to appear new plants around the oak.

"Driadas" speak a lot of languages, and them big knowledge, let them communicate with all the living organism of the forest. They usually speak the language of the music and the language of the plants.

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MITHOLOGYCAL STORY OF THE JUNIPER

In the days when both juniper and the Gaelic language were more widespread in the Scottish Highlands, the names for this shrub or small tree were Aittin or Aiten, and Samh. These words are still with us in place names such as Attadale in Wester Ross and Samhan near Mull. The writer Hugh Fife suggests furthermore that juniper was sometimes referred to as mountain yew, and as such some place names incorporating the Gaelic word Iubhair for yew may in fact be referring to local juniper.

USES OF THE JUNIPER

The wood of the juniper is known because of the resistance and durability. It is used in apartments, doors and windows. It gives very good results, that is why it is so expensive. It is used also as bean, because it resists very well the humidity and a lot of weight.

It is very used b y architetcs to do cabins, Alpine houses far from the city and a lo of that kind of houses.

It is used to a lot of less important things like: frame, floors, parquets...

Flower Gardening Tips : How to Grow Juniper (Juniperus)

USES OF THE OAK

-Modern investigation

-Oil

-Corporal oil

-Body lotion "light of the forest"

-Face mask of carrot and oak

-To do some cooking recipies

-To make a candle

-To against hemorrhoids

-To against cystits

-To make an infusion

-To the flatulence and acidity