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Gaurav Verma | Dec 13, 2020
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Keiko Tokunaga's second book, “Illustrated Flora of...
Keiko Tokunaga | Dec 12, 2020
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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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Open up a Hollow Oak

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

Oaks in Opera

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

Quercus ×vilmoriniana Follow-Up

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Feedback on the Hybrid Highlight on Quercus ×vilmoriniana

Oaks Hold the Keys to Understanding Ancient Rome

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Two papers report on research that use oak tree-rings to understand aspects of Ancient Rome.

A Day Seized in Belize

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A stopover in Belize allowed me a day of driving through a natural reserve where I was able to spot about half of the 11 oaks reported to grow in Belize.

Rare Mexican Oak Pops Up in Palmerston North

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A volunteer seedling in Massey University campus in New Zealand turns out to be a rare Mexican oak.

Origin of Quercus look at Bartlett Tree

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An exchange of emails in April this year discussed the origin of the champion specimen of Quercus look in the US.

Humboldt Oaks in the Mist

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In November 2018 I had a long layover in Bogotá and had enough time for a quick visit to Parque Natural Chicaque, about an hour’s drive from the airport.

Two Sides of the Same Coin - a Continent Apart

The visit to Apple Park and the oak plantation there, during the first Post-Conference Tour, brought to mind another place I had written about previously in this blog.

Variation in Quercus humboldtii Acorns

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On a recent trip to Bogotá, Colombia I was able to collect acorns from several Quercus humboldtii growing as street trees.

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