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This report highlights two sites near the limits of the...
Dirk Giseburt | Aug 08, 2019
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Marcie Mayer’s new book, Eating Acorns, has soft “wipeable”...
Roderick Cameron | Aug 07, 2019
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Fourteen participants mustered in Yorkshire, UK, on June...
Shaun Haddock | Aug 07, 2019

Plant Focus

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Dwarf cultivars can be ideal for a small garden. Here are three "mini oaks". 

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Given its rugged beauty and hardiness, Quercus rugosa is recommended for gardens, parks, and arboreta in most regions. As it grows...
In October 2017, I visited Palomar Mountain State Park, San Diego County, California to collect acorns of the interior live oak, Quercus...
New research published in Nature Plants provides insights into why oaks are long lived. 
North America is home to 91 species of oak trees. Astoundingly, the various species rarely, if ever, occur alone. Where one kind of oak is...
To honor Estonia’s centenary, we chose as subject for this article in our series on Historic Oaks, Estonia’s largest, oldest, and most...
Illinois State Museum features dwarf chinkapin oak, discovered in Illinois during an IOS Tour, as part of the Illinois Bicentennial...
Plant pathologists from the California Department of Agriculture (CDFA) recently identified a new species of fungal pathogen that infects...
Ed Holm lived in Redwood City, California and was born on 4 September 1930 and died 1 January 2018.
There are meetings that prove to be crucial, primordial encounters that mark our lives. My meeting with Michel Timacheff, an afternoon of...
Rainer Lippert has always been interested in old trees. At the age of 16 he started to visit the largest trees in his home district in...
It sounds like something out of science fiction, but David Cranwell has managed to create a reality where an acorn planted in New Zealand...
Since 2012 I have traveled to Costa Rica four times, searching for acorns of some Quercus species that were not represented in the...

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