The Mighty Oak Tree permeates our landscape, our iconography and our history.
Please help us collect examples of oak tree iconography and history.
Seal of the City of Ann Arbor: It's an oak tree. In fact, it's a Burr Oak (Quercus macrocarpa) tree. It's a special kind of oak tree, the Burr Oak (Quercus macrocarpa). It can house a whole community of organisms, from very small bugs to small bugs to medium-sized bugs. [CITATION NEEDED] Also large bugs can find habitat there. What's more, even mammals can walk past the Burr Oak (Quercus macrocarpa) and use it as a kind of thing to walk past. Because by walking past it and remembering it, animals can help themselves to find their way in the forest. In this way, it can mark the land. From this comes the expression "landmark tree." To conclude, the Burr Oak (Quercus macrocarpa) is the mightiest oak tree of them all. At least to us here in Ann Arbor.
Shoot, what is the name of the little seed or nut or whatever the hell of the Burr Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)? Help me out here. It sort of looks like a frog wearing a beret, if viewed in profile. The seed or nut, that is, of the tree.
Here are some facts about oak trees. One might also note in passing the references to the oak and the acorn in Otto Augustus Wall's Sex and Sex Worship (Phallic Worship) (St. Louis, 1919 et seq.).
The permeation of the Mighty Oak in Ann Arbor life may stretch (insofar as permeation has elasticity) to the realm of local finance: the logo of the local Bank of Ann Arbor appears to be a sprig of oak leaves, thus in its iconography occupying something of a middle ground (or perhaps branch) between humble acorn and Mighty Oak. The local insurance firm of Ufer & Co. has graced its ampersand with an oak leaf.
American novelist James Fenimore Cooper visited southern Michigan in 1847. It seems likely he traveled through the Ann Arbor region. While here he collected material for his novel Oak Openings (a work which in part is permeated by the Mighty Oak Tree).