But today I want to give some praise to a different species. Oak.
|Not "The Big Oak" (see below!) but a big white oak on Arington Tree Farm.|
Oak is a valuable species in many ways. They're native to Wisconsin, meaning they began growing here naturally, without any human intervention. They are a durable, strong species and have withstood the test of time - surviving the prairie fires started by Native Americans and intense grazing by dairy herds.