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The Global Conservation Consortium for Oak (GCCO) has...
Amy Byrne | Feb 17, 2020
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Hayrettin Karaca, an IOS member and one of Turkey's best-...
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There are a growing number of unique hybrid selections that...
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Plant Focus

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Quercus tarokoensis (local name 太鲁阁栎 tai lu ge li, "oak of Taroko") is a fairly unknown oak species, restricted to eastern Taiwan.

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Book Review: The Bench Grafter's Handbook

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A new book provides a comprehensive guide to the skills and knowledge involved in grafting temperate woody plants.

A brief survey of notable oaks at Anlaby, currently the largest collection of National Trust registered heritage trees in one location under private ownership in Australia.

Vegetative Propagation of Oaks in Iturraran

by Francisco Garín and José Almandoz
Jardín Botánico de Iturraran, Spain

Originally published in Oak News & Notes, Vol. 19, No. 1

The genus Quercus includes around 450 species distributed across the Temperate and Subtropical Zones of the Northern Hemisphere.  Many species are practically unobtainable in commercial nurseries, and for that reason it is very difficult to create new collections that include species other than the more ordinary ones.

Oaks and Herbicide

What happens to oaks after a mild dose of agricultural grade herbicide?

Flood-resistant Oaks?

After losing young oaks to flooding, I am on the look out for species that might not mind having their feet in water for a while.

Oaks on Ardnamurchan Peninsula, Scotland

Quercus on Ardnamurchan Peninsula, the most westerly point of mainland Britain.

CCSV13: In Search of Vietnam’s Elusive Oaks

Castanopsis fissa, Ha Giang Province

From October 24  to November 17, 2013, Olivier Colin, Charles Snyers, and Béatrice Chassé explored Northern Vietnam with the aim of finding its oaks.

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