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The Global Conservation Consortium for Oak (GCCO) has...
Amy Byrne | Feb 17, 2020
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Hayrettin Karaca, an IOS member and one of Turkey's best-...
Roderick Cameron | Feb 10, 2020
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There are a growing number of unique hybrid selections that...
Ryan Russell | Feb 10, 2020

Plant Focus

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Quercus tarokoensis (local name 太鲁阁栎 tai lu ge li, "oak of Taroko") is a fairly unknown oak species, restricted to eastern Taiwan.

Blogs

Three oak-related news items have been brought to my attention lately...
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Posted Tue, 2018-12-18 01:55 in Website Editor's blog
The visit to Apple Park and the oak plantation there, during the first Post-Conference Tour, brought to mind another place I had written about previously in this blog.
Posted Sun, 2018-12-16 17:51 in Roderick Cameron's blog
It may surprise you to learn that we are not the first Oak Society! Another Oak Society used to meet at the Crown and Anchor pub on the Strand in London.
Posted Sat, 2018-12-15 21:55 in Shaun Haddock's blog
This blog entry focuses on the Engelmann oak grove at Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden.
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Posted Sat, 2018-12-15 16:02 in Charles Snyers's blog
I was invited to participate in a meeting organized by the Oak Union in China in Tancheng, Shandong Province from 5th Nov to 7th November, 2018.
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Posted Sat, 2018-12-08 18:31 in Fang Du's blog
This blog post focuses on the day and a half we spent in San Luis Obispo County. The tree of that leg of our trip was clearly Quercus agrifolia from the champion Ancestor tree at the Halter...
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Posted Sun, 2018-12-02 15:55 in Charles Snyers's blog
On a recent trip to Bogotá, Colombia I was able to collect acorns from several Quercus humboldtii growing as street trees.
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Posted Thu, 2018-10-11 21:59 in Roderick Cameron's blog
Quercus suber is a Mediterranean oak, but some years ago I learned it had a curious history in North America.
Posted Thu, 2018-10-11 01:53 in David Taylor's blog
After moving it a month ago, we now have re-looked our website, making it fully responsive.
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Posted Thu, 2018-09-27 13:20 in Charles Snyers's blog
We moved our website to A2 Hosting's data center in Michigan on Friday. The migration went very well.
Posted Tue, 2018-08-28 05:15 in Charles Snyers's blog
I have recently been asked to write or update the oak entries for Trees and Shrubs Online. This is a project to create a truly modern reference to temperate trees and shrubs. Currently there are...
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Posted Mon, 2018-08-20 16:39 in Allen Coombes's blog
I enjoy finding giant trees, and always keep an eye open and a tape measure handy. Some of my finds are only giants in the sense that they are large for their species, such as my National...
Posted Thu, 2018-08-16 18:09 in Ryan Russell's blog

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