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Sometimes when you least expect it, good things happen.
Gaurav Verma | Dec 13, 2020
Keiko Tokunaga's second book
Keiko Tokunaga's second book, “Illustrated Flora of...
Keiko Tokunaga | Dec 12, 2020
Jozef Oak
This renowned Quercus robur caught the eye of an artist and...
Roderick Cameron | Dec 12, 2020

Plant Focus

Quercus skinneri
Quercus skinneri is a Central American oak, distinguished by the large size of its fruit.

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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...
Posted Fri, 2017-04-07 23:38 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,...
Posted Sat, 2017-03-25 12:48 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...
Posted Tue, 2017-03-21 16:10 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 Fri, 2017-03-17 14:29 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...
Posted Wed, 2016-12-28 20:39 in IOS Site Administrator'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 Sun, 2016-12-18 18:24 in Charles Snyers'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 Thu, 2016-12-15 19:41 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...
Posted Fri, 2016-10-28 15:31 in Roderick Cameron's blog
I was born in Pin Oak Township, Illinois on the only 7 acres left of a large farm. My mother loved trees. My father said they made him tired to look at, because they would have to be cleared to...
Posted Thu, 2016-10-27 12:39 in scot sickbert's blog
Peter Marshall reports on the project to restore an old plantation of Valonia Oaks in Australia.
Posted Wed, 2016-10-26 20:24 in Roderick Cameron's blog
My hobby is forestry. I live in Finland, which is usually know for pines, firs and birches. Now I try to plant oaks too.
Posted Tue, 2016-10-25 15:24 in Tuomo Isokuortti's blog

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