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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
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Roderick Cameron | Dec 12, 2020

Plant Focus

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

GCCO Newsletter Published


The Global Conservation Consortium for Oak (GCCO) sent out their first quarterly newsletter in late July. The newsletter provides updates on current GCCO activities and shares funding opportunities, publications, and upcoming events. This first issue covers the GCCO US region kick-off meeting that was held online on May 28–29, as well as, sub-regional updates from institutions in the Eastern U.S., Texas and the Southwest, and Western U.S.  You can view the newsletter here.

The GCCO was launched in December 2019; led by The Morton Arboretum, in partnership with Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), the GCCO aims to mobilize a network of institutions and experts to work collaboratively in order to develop and implement a comprehensive conservation strategy that prevents the extinction of the world’s oak species. It was formed to deliver integrated conservation of oak species through practical ex-situ (in cultivation) and in-situ (in the wild) conservation and to disseminate species recovery knowledge.  For more information, visit the GCCO webpage here.

If you are interested in reading the first issue and receiving updates on the GCCO, subscribe to the newsletter here.