Renown Croatian writer and forestry engineer, Josip Kozarac, wrote back in 1888: "Whoever was once in our ancient forest, with that beautiful trees, neat, clean and tall, can never forget it. Majestic oaks rise there with grayish bark, dug with straight furrows ..."
able to high stress
excellent shock resistance
easy to work with
for carpentry and joinery
"They proudly line up next to each other, and you can see that they are giants with strength, that they defy storms and lightning, that they are the strongest and noblest in their kingdom and tribe."
Oak is the sovereign lord of lowland forests, our economically most important species and the pivotal species of the entire ecosystem. The Latin name of the pedunculate oak is Quercus robur, so we can read its main characteristics from its name -robur translates as strong, hard, solid or robust.
Oak is hard, tough and very durable and has a wide range of uses. It is used as construction wood, it is used to make railway sleepers, beams and various types of floor coverings, stairs and furniture.