On the advice of a novelist friend of mine, I have been reading Cervantes' Don Quijote. It was recommended for its literary merit ("Flaubert knew the novel by heart before he learnt to read," my friend told me), but in Chapter XI I came across a passage that appealed more to the quercophile than to the bibliophile. 

Posted Friday, 7 April 2017 - 6:38pm in Roderick Cameron's blog

In October 2015, after visiting the Polly Hill Arboretum on Martha’s Vineyard and before attending the 8th International Oak Society Conference in Lisle, Tim Boland, the Director of Polly Hill, organized for me an absolutely regal two-day visit of the Arnold Arboretum. Returning home, I received a request from Nancy Rose, the Editor of Arnoldia, to submit an article about the Arboretum des Pouyouleix for that publication.

Posted Saturday, 25 March 2017 - 7:48am in Béatrice Chassé's blog

In the Trompenburg Arboretum archive, where we keep our letters, I recently found a letter from Heino Heine dating back to 1973. Attached to it was a postcard and herbarium specimens of Quercus macrocarpa.

Posted Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - 11:10am in Gert Fortgens's blog

"What's with all the Q's?" is the opening question in Dan Keiser's documentary film, Quercophiles Abroad, which was shown again last August at the Trylon Micro Cinema in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Posted Friday, 17 March 2017 - 9:29am in Dan Keiser's blog

The International Oak Society invites individuals with research projects contributing to advancing our knowledge about, or appreciation of, oaks or their conservation to submit applications for the Michael Heathcoat Amory Award.

Posted Wednesday, 28 December 2016 - 2:39pm in IOS Site Administrator's blog

Over 400 swamp white oaks stand guard at the 911 Memorial in New York City.

Posted Monday, 19 December 2016 - 3:18pm in Roderick Cameron's blog

In the last days of September 2015, I visited La Closerie du Rond-Chêne and its oak collection, in southern Belgium, with past IOS President, Eike Jablonski.

Posted Sunday, 18 December 2016 - 12:24pm in Charles Snyers d'Attenhoven's blog

On Friday, October 21 I left Milan to drive south toward Lazio, the region in central Italy surrounding Rome, having as my final destination the Parco Nazionale del Circeo...

Posted Thursday, 15 December 2016 - 1:41pm in Morgan Santini's blog

The Woodland Trust is looking for oak trees that were grown in England from acorns gathered at Verdun when the battle ended. The plan is to collect acorns from these trees and grow a second generation of “Verdun oaks” that will be planted at a centenary wood in Surrey, England.

Posted Friday, 28 October 2016 - 10:31am in Roderick Cameron's blog
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