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Sometimes when you least expect it, good things happen.
Gaurav Verma | Dec 13, 2020
Keiko Tokunaga's second book
Keiko Tokunaga's second book, “Illustrated Flora of...
Keiko Tokunaga | Dec 12, 2020
Jozef Oak
This renowned Quercus robur caught the eye of an artist and...
Roderick Cameron | Dec 12, 2020

Plant Focus

Quercus skinneri
Quercus skinneri is a Central American oak, distinguished by the large size of its fruit.

Society News

In Memoriam: Riet van Hoey Smith (1923–2020)

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In early November Trompenburg Arboretum announced the sad news that Riet van Hoey Smith had died on October 24th, aged 97.

David Varel (1973–2020)

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David "Dave" Varel of Albers, Illinois passed away September 6, 2020.

GCCO Newsletter Published

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The Global Conservation Consortium for Oak (GCCO) sent out their first quarterly newsletter in late July.

Mighty Wild

Mightywild.com provides an insight into the trials and tribulations of an edible acorn startup.

Hayrettin Karaca (1922–2020)

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Hayrettin Karaca, an IOS member and one of Turkey's best-known environmentalists, died January 20 at the age of 97.

In Memoriam: Stelian Radu

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Stelian Radu, a founding member of the IOS, accomplished an impressive body of work in scientific research.

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Five-minute, fifteen-slide Lightning Talks were included for the first time in the IOS Conference at UC Davis, California. 

Posters from the 9th IOS Conference

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Posters were presented during the lunch break of the first day of the Conference at UC Davis, California.

Dr. Michael Avishai (1935-2018)

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Dr. Michael Avishai, a leading oak expert, botanist, and horticulturist in Israel and worldwide, passed away last December, leaving a huge emptiness and sadness in the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens and beyond.

Another Successful Silent Auction at Davis

The Silent Auction held at the IOS Conference in Davis, CA was another great success. The total amount raised surpassed USD 2,600 and an additional USD 1,000 was received as a private donation to the fund.

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