“Shee Oaks” (Not Sheoaks or She-oak) were so named “on account of the peculiar sound produced by wind when passing through the branches”. The term 'oak' comes from the wood. The European oaks have prominent medullary rays that give the striking pattern on quartersawn boards. It is that characteristic that led to many species in the 'new world' to be given oak names like Silky Oak and Sheoak. Sheoak timber came to be highly regarded for singles, panelling, furniture and bakers' fuel.