The IOS has its 25th anniversary in 2017, and a superb way to celebrate it will be to get yourself to the Czech Republic in July where, during Oak Open Days based at his arboretum near Podebrady, enthusiastic and dynamic IOS member Dusan Placek is sponsoring a "Birthday Banquet" for participants.
Guide illustré des chênes
This book on the oaks of the world has been eagerly awaited for a long time. All species and cultivars are extensively discussed and pictured, almost always with all details separately shown (such as leaves, bark, acorns, flowers etc). A very complete overview of the oaks spanning 140 pages is followed by the very detailed descriptions and pictures of each species organized by continent. Editions in English, German, Dutch and several other languages are expected in 2009. This book is in 2 large volumes with slipcase. Total number of pages, 1392; total number of pictures, 4000. The book costs €145.00.