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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.

By Website Editor |
Mar 8, 2015

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 Website Editor |
Mar 8, 2015
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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.

By Website Editor |
Mar 7, 2015

A Mediterranean oak with a long-standing relationship with humanity.

By Roderick Cameron |
Mar 7, 2015

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.

By Allan Taylor |
Feb 26, 2015

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. 

By Shaun Haddock |
Jan 31, 2015

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.

By Website Editor |
Dec 3, 2014

Aubrey Streit Krug's review of IOS member Jack Phillips' book.

By Roderick Cameron |
Dec 2, 2014

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.

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