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The Global Conservation Consortium for Oak (GCCO) has...
Amy Byrne | Feb 17, 2020
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Hayrettin Karaca, an IOS member and one of Turkey's best-...
Roderick Cameron | Feb 10, 2020
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There are a growing number of unique hybrid selections that...
Ryan Russell | Feb 10, 2020

Plant Focus

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Quercus tarokoensis (local name 太鲁阁栎 tai lu ge li, "oak of Taroko") is a fairly unknown oak species, restricted to eastern Taiwan.

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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 Lighting 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.

2018 IOS Service Awards

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As is tradition every Triennial Conference, IOS Service Awards were presented at the 2018 Conference Gala Dinner, held on this occasion at the Sacramento Library Galleria. 

UC Davis Delivers Outstanding Conference

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The 9th International Oak Society Conference held at UC Davis last October was probably the most ambitious IOS Conference to date—and it was a memorable success.

In Memoriam: Doug McCreary

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Doug McCreary, long-time member of the IOS, died earlier this year.

Bob Berry (1916-2018)

Bob Berry, renowned oak collector and longtime member of the IOS, died August 2, 2018 at the age of 102 in Gisborne, New Zealand. Bob described himself as a sheep and cattle farmer who collected trees as a hobby. His life’s work is Hackfalls Arboretum, a 50-ha plantation of trees and shrubs comprising over 3,000 taxa from 478 genera, including the largest oak collection in the Southern Hemisphere (453 accessions, c 160 taxa) and one of the finest collections of Mexican oaks anywhere. 

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