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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
Jozef Oak
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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The Red List of Oaks

Red List of Oaks 2020

The Red List of Oaks 2020 has been published, detailing the completed IUCN Red List threat assessments for oaks.

Oaks in Opera

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

When Oak Leaves Fail to Fall

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Marcescent leaves persist on deciduous trees through winter.

Oak Trials in New Zealand

Seedlings examined by Oak Interest Group

The Oak Action Group of Farm Forestry New Zealand is planning to establish American Red Oak Timber Trial Blocks.

Illustrated Oaks of the World

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David More shares some of his magnificent illustrations of oaks, part of a work-​​in-progress.

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.

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.

#Oaktober Readings

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During the month of October, I am posting daily tweets referring to readings related to Quercus. These readings comprise 31 papers that have been important to my thinking on the origins, maintenance and implications of oak diversity. Because they are only 31, many important references have been missed, even papers by whole research groups who have influenced my thinking. The references are being posted chronologically, so if someone follows for the month, they get a sort-of-historical and somewhat idiosyncratic view of oak diversity research.

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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.

IOS-member Teodoro Marañón has sent me links to a special issue of the Spanish journal "Ecosistemas" (Ecosystems) that he has co-edited.

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