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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.

Gert Fortgens's blog

Barking up the Right Trees

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...

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.

Quercus ‘Tromp Deerpon’, an Extraordinary Hybrid

A hybrid selected at Trompenburg Arboretum has parents that are oceans apart, yet closely related.

Warming Up for an Oak Tour to Ireland

The IOS has been invited to view the collections of two of our members in Ireland: that of Sir Brendan Parsons, the Earl of Rosse, at Birr Castle; and that of Johnny Couchman, near Carlow. There are many splendid gardens and collections to visit. Last year I visited some of them.

Good Oaks in South Africa

Peter Young's book Oak and an anecdote about South African oaks.

Jo Bömer (1943 - 2015)

Very unexpectedly, in her home in Klein Zundert, The Netherlands, Jo Bömer passed away on March 4th 2015.

Taiwan Proud of its Oaks!

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