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Allan Taylor
A long-standing member of the IOS and fomer editor of Oak...
Panayoti Kelaidis | Dec 17, 2022
A new study resolves many nomenclatural problems in the...
Carlos Vila-Viçosa | Dec 09, 2022
The team at SDZWA
Christy Powell of the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance works...
Amy Byrne | Dec 06, 2022

Plant Focus

Quercus macdougallii
A rare oak endemic to the Sierra Juárez in Oaxaca

Roderick Cameron's blog

Capitol Oaks

Quercus marilandica and the Capitol

Many oaks have been planted as memorial trees near the Capitol

Oaks on Postage Stamps


It turns out quite a number of countries have issued stamps featuring oaks...

Oaks in Macbeth?


Filmmakers have not shown oaks in their portrayals of Birnam Wood.

Acorn Onomastics

Quercus suber acorn

Spanish has many words related to acorns.

Let’s Not Be Sloppy with Quercus lobbii

Laser Scans of Oaks

Queen Elizabeth Oak at Cowdray Park

Mat Disney and his team study oaks using a terrestrial laser scanner

Oaks Felled for Notre-Dame

Open up a Hollow Oak


Sabima, a Norwegian NGO, got in touch to let us know about their Hollow Oak Advent Calendar.

Oaks in Opera


Oaks have been featured in several operas. Here is a list of what we found.

Quercus ×vilmoriniana Follow-Up


Feedback on the Hybrid Highlight on Quercus ×vilmoriniana