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A documentary inspired by a painting of an oak in Israel.
Ezra Barnea | Oct 10, 2020
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Oaks have been featured in several operas. Here is a list...
Roderick Cameron | Oct 09, 2020
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One of the world's leading oak collections is located in...
Francisco Garin Garcia | Oct 01, 2020

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A guest post by Matt Candeias, host of the In Defense of Plants podcast and blog

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I conducted studies under the supervision of Dr. Ranbeer S. Rawal in the laboratory and an experimental nursery to understand seed germination behavior in relation to desiccation for different...
Posted Tue, 2018-06-12 18:56 in Meenakshi Negi's blog
Last April I briefly visited Canberra, the capital of Australia. I was able to take a day off to look at trees and spent most of it admiring the impressive collections of Australian native flora...
Posted Tue, 2018-06-12 14:40 in Roderick Cameron's blog
Bees are thieves! It’s official! After my recent note pointing out that bees were seemingly harvesting pollen from a Quercus suber without any commensurate benefit to the tree, serendipitously...
Posted Fri, 2018-04-20 20:33 in Shaun Haddock's blog
Over the first hundred days of 2018 I have read Dante’s Divine Comedy, as part of a mass-reading organized on Twitter by Pablo Maurette, an Argentine Literature Professor and author at the...
Posted Thu, 2018-04-19 18:46 in Roderick Cameron's blog
Allan Taylor sent me a link to an article describing efforts to bring back the oaks to Silicon Valley.
Posted Thu, 2018-04-19 12:45 in Roderick Cameron's blog
This year I have received an unprecedented demand for oaks. This is exhilarating and exciting. One client bought 15 Quercus lobata. Another took about 50 oaks to Ireland. Another from Italy...
Posted Thu, 2018-04-19 11:25 in James Harris's blog
An oak which breaks the rules... Do oaks have rules? Well, I think so: the rule of survival of the fittest implies that all unnecessary branch structure is unaffordably costly in resources – the...
Posted Fri, 2018-02-16 19:46 in Shaun Haddock's blog
It was a mast year in 2017 here in southwest France, spreading acorns so thickly under some trees they formed a solid carpet. So Quercus pubescens is evidently not in danger for now, but what of...
Posted Fri, 2018-02-16 18:28 in Shaun Haddock's blog
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...
Posted Fri, 2018-02-16 17:06 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 Thu, 2018-02-15 17:45 in Gert Fortgens's blog
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...
Quercus humboldtii in Bogotá
Posted Sun, 2017-12-10 19:29 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...
Posted Thu, 2017-12-07 20:52 in James Harris's blog

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