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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.

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