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Plant Focus

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

An Oakly Invitation

A mile-long plantation of oaks along the railway tracks at Aiken © Roderick Cameron

Those coming to the IOS Conference in Davis, California in October will see one of the best oak collections in the U.S. We invite you to include in your travel plans a visit to a different world, the Southeastern U.S.! 

Growing in Aiken, South Carolina you can see what is possibly the most diverse collection of ex-situ and in-situ oak species in the U.S. It appears that there will be a great acorn crop on most oaks including many rare species. Aiken is near Augusta, Georgia and is one hour from Columbia, South Carolina and about three hours from Atlanta, Georgia. Y'all come! Contact Bob McCartney at woodland@scbn.net

For more on Aiken and its Citywide Arboretum and oak collection, click on the following links:

Oaks in Aiken - Oak Open Days, Nov 2013, Newsletter Report
Aiken Oak and Horticultural Tour - OOD, Nov 2013, Journal Report
Bob McCartney - Member Profile
Aiken, South Carolina, Oak City, USA! - International Oaks No. 13