A #mistletoe in a low branch of an oaktree it's their favorite tree to grow on. #hemiparasitic #hostplant #foodforwildlife #vaccinium-angustifolium #link-mistletoe https://blog.nwf.org/2012/12/12-things-to-know-about-mistletoe/
It's great when we learn that so many plants we basically take for granted have #medicinal purposes as well. Even a lot we grow in out own gardens can be used for teas and compresses and other things. It's good we try to learn about nature and not only how we can help her but how she helps us as well.. @Papa3D1S it's great to get our kids learning young as well.
This link is full of ads but it is useful info. I have the book mentioned in it and is amazing read. Look under all tags # for books on gt a lot of them there. https://www.healingharvesthomestead.com/home/2018/2/13/grow-a-medicinal-herb-garden-with-these-14-easy-to-grow-herbs-youll-love-having-all-of-these-herbs-available @Papa3D1S amazing what is easy to grow and natural way to heal or sooth as well.
It can live together as long as the tree is very healthy but true it can harm them as well @Doomsdoor and they are important for the ecosystem as well. Im lucky enough to have my oaks near a water source so they arent losing to much and the ground is littered with mulch and decay which feeds the trees as well. So im lucky to be able to enjoy both
Mistletoe (genus Phoradendron) is a semiparasite that prefers to freeload on oaks but also appears on such other hardwoods as sycamores, black gums, maples, walnuts, and elms. Botanists classify mistletoe as a semi-parasite because, although it thrusts its roots into the host tree for water, it manufactures and uses its own chlorophyll.
I tried explaining this but nooo I'm just a female who knows nothing men do lol.. I even tried to show them documented proof.. The internet lies.. Unless it serves their personal purposes.. Derp derp... 👀 @treefrog44