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A massive Quercus robur stands outside the village of...
Roderick Cameron | Aug 16, 2020
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An article published in Scientific American recounts how...
Website Editor | Aug 13, 2020
Quercus alba at Melbourne Botanic Gardens
One of the largest oaks at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic...
Tim Entwisle | Aug 09, 2020

Plant Focus

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Six oak cultivars originally described by Jef Van Meulder in 2014.

Book Reviews

Book Review: The Oak Papers

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An homage to the oak tree and the important role it plays today, in our landscape and in our lives

Book Review: The Bench Grafter's Handbook

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A new book provides a comprehensive guide to the skills and knowledge involved in grafting temperate woody plants.

Eating Acorns to Save the World

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Marcie Mayer’s new book, Eating Acorns, has soft “wipeable”covers that seem resistant to kitchen stains and acorn-flour fingerprints, ideal for a recipe book. But don’t be deceived, it is much more than that:

Louisiana Live Oaks

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For over thirty years Bill Guion has pursued and photographed the live oaks of Louisiana.

Book Review: The Glorious Life of the Oak

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Lloyd Kenyon reviews a book on oaks by John Lewis-Stempel.

Giant German Oaks

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Our German speaking members will be interested to learn that a new book on giant oaks in Germany was published in September 2017: Riesige Eichen: Baumpersönlichkeiten und ihre Geschichten (Giant Oaks: Tree personalities and their stories). 

Book Review: Ancient Oaks in the English Landscape

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There are more ancient oaks in England than in all of continental Europe. How is that possible? One would expect to find the reasons in aspects of climate or soil, but Aljos Farjon has come up with a different answer: it is humans and in particular privileged hunters, rather than the environment, that are responsible.

Catalogue of a Life's Work

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The Hackfalls Arboretum Catalogue documents an outstanding achievement. New Zealand farmer, dendrologist, and IOS member Bob Berry has amassed a collection of over 3,000 taxa at the homestead of his family farm in Tiniroto, near Gisborne, and now has published his database, including many photos of trees and close-ups of leaves.

Flora of Puebla

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The Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla has published the Flora del Estado de Puebla, México.

Plants, People, and Passion at Hillier's

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This book is a thorough account of the 150-year tradition of Hillier’s and treats readers to the people, the places, and the plants that gave rise to this great nursery and gardens known throughout the world and shows that such success only comes through hard work, perseverance, and a love for what you are doing.  

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