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The Huntington, in San Marino, CA, obtained a grant from...
Website Editor | Feb 08, 2019
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This blog entry focuses on the Engelmann oak grove at Los...
Charles Snyers | Dec 15, 2018
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This blog post focuses on the day and a half we spent in...
Charles Snyers | Dec 02, 2018

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Quercus douglasii is an endemic California oak tree, affectionately called “the blue oak”.

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A new association aims to raise and improve the status of the oak trees in Israel.
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Lloyd Kenyon reviews a book on oaks by John Lewis-Stempel.
Quercus ×morehus was initially called Abram’s oak by the author Albert Kellogg in his original 1863 description and was thought to be a unique species at the time (although his description was based...

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Diana Gardener has again forwarded some interesting news items related to oaks and their connection to the manufacture of wines and spirits.
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In November 2018 I had a long layover in Bogotá and had enough time for a quick visit to Parque Natural Chicaque, about an hour’s drive from the airport.
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In 2018, the oaks (newly planted in March 2017) had a rude awakening by the harsh conditions in 2018. 
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Three oak-related news items have been brought to my attention lately...
It may surprise you to learn that we are not the first Oak Society! Another Oak Society used to meet at the Crown and Anchor pub on the Strand in London.

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Centenary celebrations related to the First World War (1914-1918) will be taking place throughout the 2014-2018 period, but 2015 will likely see the most important celebration in Australia and New...
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A Pleistocene Clone of Palmer's Oak Persisting in Southern California The distribution of Palmer's oak (Quercus palmeri Engelm.) includes numerous isolated populations that are presumably relicts...
For upwards of twenty years I have been planting oaks at the Arboretum de la Bergerette in southwest France, during which time at least 200 species of oak have already been trialed outdoors, and...
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During this early autumn week of incomparable weather, twelve members of the IOS, and three others who were guests, enjoyed a truly memorable time in northern Greece.  There were 13 men and two women...
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Quercus pubescens Willd. is a species with a wide native range, found across the European continent, from Portugal to Lebanon and from Russia into Southern Germany. This oak takes its name from the...
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