The Oak Tree of Pierre d’Arc

The Oak Tree of Pierre d’Arc

In front of you is one of two oak trees classified as "Remarkable Trees" in the Municipal District of Saint-Jeannet.

The second grows on the path leading to the Chapel of Saint-Jean (Saint John).

It is a Pubescent Oak (Quercus pubescens Willd) also called a White Oak. It is a species that is widespread from Western Asia to Southern Europe and thrives in dry woods and slopes, especially limestone, throughout the South of France.

Called "rouro" in Provençal dialet, the vast expanses it covers in Haute Provence are called "blaches" or "blaques", a toponym you will frequently encounter. The beautiful trees that survived the axe of the woodcutter were often acorn trees: they produced acorns in abundance and thus made it possible to feed cattle (and in particular pigs), in addition they provided shade for the herds. A rural economy that used all elements and aspects of wood!



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