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Many readers will have seen the reference on the IOS website to the publication online of the 8th edition of W.J. Bean’s Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles under the auspices of the International Dendrology Society (IDS), and many, particularly those who are members of the IDS, will be aware of the publication, with the cooperation of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, of New Trees, which, in effect, brought “Bean” up to date by covering trees introduced to cultivation after Bean’s publication in the 1970s.

Posted Friday, 16 February 2018 - 11:06am in Shaun Haddock's blog

A young and vigorously growing Quercus ‘Maya’ that we planted in 2007 showed a minor crack at the base of the trunk after the winter of 2011-2012...

Posted Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 11:45am in Gert Fortgens's blog
Quercus humboldtii in Bogotá

I spent a weekend in Bogotá in October 2017 and made it my mission to find Quercus humboldtii. I had had the species in my sights for a long time: it is the only oak native to South America, and so the closest non-cultivated oak to my residence in Montevideo, Uruguay (a mere 4,700 km as the crow flies—though it might take a relay of crows to make the trip!).

Posted Sunday, 10 December 2017 - 1:29pm in Roderick Cameron's blog

It is our vision that when the years roll on and you reach your eighties that you do not down size nor retire but that you have projects. To realise this we took back from our tenant farmer an area of land to add to our garden. We decided to plant out a collection of oaks.

Posted Thursday, 7 December 2017 - 2:52pm in James Harris's blog
Quercus castaneifolia

For some time I have been interested in and puzzled by Quercus castaneifolia, because in Mallet Court Nursery I have observed two distinct forms.

Posted Wednesday, 6 December 2017 - 9:45am in James Harris's blog
Bruce Bacon

I first met Bruce Bacon in 1984, and since then and through his Garden Farme, I learned about soils, fruits, salads, vegetables, organics, permaculture, sustainable ag, arbor care, tree propagation, prairie restoration, forest management, wetland preservation, weeding, mulching, woodchipping, landscaping, woodstove heating, bee keeping, domestic geese, sandhill cranes, the I-Ching, cooperatives, collaboratives, allies, CSA's, resistance, revolution, kitchen table philosophy... and the list goes on.

Posted Saturday, 2 December 2017 - 5:09am in Dan Keiser's blog

In August 2017, during a visit to Vancouver, British Columbia, I was able to visit an experimental plantation of Garry oak (Quercus garryana) at the University of British Columbia. 

Posted Friday, 13 October 2017 - 6:53am in Roderick Cameron's blog

I have always suspected that there was a secret hawthorn society hiding within the IOS.

Posted Tuesday, 10 October 2017 - 6:46am in Charles Snyers d'Attenhoven's blog

Here in Finland we have short summers and long winters. Our domestic trees can get ready for the winter by stopping growing early enough. But if we try to grow something that has no experience of our winter, can it "learn" to live in new conditions?

Posted Sunday, 8 October 2017 - 1:13pm in Tuomo Isokuortti's blog

Harriet Tupper tells about oaks in collections seen in Normandy on an IDS tour.  

Posted Sunday, 1 October 2017 - 7:10am in Harriet Tupper's blog
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