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By William Funk |
Aug 30, 2015

Bill Funk writes about his oak collection at Mereweather Arboretum in Victoria, Australia.

 

By Roderick Cameron |
May 31, 2015

Continuing our series Oak Artists, we look at portraits of ancient English oaks by California-based photographer Beth Moon.  Her photos in black and white, which she prefers to color because it is “less distracting, allowing form to become more visible,” are suffused with a luminosity that make them memorable portraits, capturing an essence that would not be apparent to the naked eye or a standard color photograph.

By Ryan Russell |
May 31, 2015

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.  

By Ryan Russell |
May 30, 2015

This unusual hybrid was described by Paul Thomson in 1977 from a location in Lafayette County, Missouri. 

By Roderick Cameron |
May 27, 2015

Damaged scrub oak habitat in central Florida is being restored—one acorn at a time.

By Website Editor |
Mar 12, 2015

The aim of this brief essay by Francisco Vázquez is to set out the more frequently encountered morphological variations in the genus Quercus and their possible causes and/or consequences within the niche or habitat occupied by the individual plants.

By Murphy Westwood |
Mar 9, 2015

In collaboration with BGCI and the IUCN/SSC Global Tree Specialist GroupThe Morton Arboretum has launched a project to complete threat assessments for all of the world’s oak species for the IUCN Red List

By Roderick Cameron |
Mar 9, 2015

An Estonian oak that stands in the middle of a sports stadium has won the European Tree of the Year contest.

By Murphy Westwood |
Mar 9, 2015

Scientists from The Morton Arboretum and Chicago Botanic Garden are  conducting a conservation genetics project to compare levels of genetic diversity between ex situ collections and individuals sampled from remaining wild populations of Quercus georgiana

By Roderick Cameron |
Mar 8, 2015

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 Zealand: the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli Landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula in present day Turkey (then part of the Ottoman Empire), which marked the baptism of fire for the first contingent of troops from Australia and New Zealand.

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