A brief survey of notable oaks at Anlaby, currently the largest collection of National Trust registered heritage trees in one location under private ownership in Australia.
by Francisco Garín and José Almandoz
Jardín Botánico de Iturraran, Spain
Originally published in Oak News & Notes, Vol. 19, No. 1
The genus Quercus includes around 450 species distributed across the Temperate and Subtropical Zones of the Northern Hemisphere. Many species are practically unobtainable in commercial nurseries, and for that reason it is very difficult to create new collections that include species other than the more ordinary ones.
A Mediterranean oak with a long-standing relationship with humanity.
An English oak planted in Adelaide, Australia, shortly after the outbreak of World War 1, may be the first living memorial of the Great War.
Oak by Peter Young: the second volume of a series intended to integrate horticultural and botanical writing with a broader account of the cultural and social impact of trees, plants, and flowers.
IOS Board member Gert Fortgens welcomed around 30 participants to a most enjoyable two-day "Oak Open Days" event at Trompenburg Arboretum in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on August 28 and 29, 2014.
Aubrey Streit Krug's review of IOS member Jack Phillips' book.
A restoration project that will be of interest to IOS members is taking place in the Australian state of Victoria. A plantation of Valonia oak (Quercus ithaburensis subsp. macrolepis) at Castlemaine, Victoria, dating to the late 19th century, has suffered deterioration due to a decade of drought, and only three of the original 14 trees are still alive. Acorns are being collected from the surviving trees with a view to producing new trees to replant and restore the historic stand.
Andrea Jones is one of the world's foremost garden photographers, whose pictures have appeared in many books, magazines and newspapers worldwide. She kindly agreed to an email interview which focused exclusively on her experience photographing oaks, adding another chapter to our series on oak artists.