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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.

By Roderick Cameron |
Nov 29, 2014

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.

By Ryan Russell |
Nov 18, 2014

Georgia oak is known from 15 counties in Georgia and possibly small pockets in Alabama, with an unverified report in North Carolina. One of these locations is Stone Mountain, just northeast of Atlanta, GA

By Michael Avishai |
Aug 22, 2014

Michael Avishai discusses observations regarding mating in isolated species in Israel. Originally published in Oak News & Notes Vol. 18, No. 1

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