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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-...
Roderick Cameron | Feb 10, 2020
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There are a growing number of unique hybrid selections that...
Ryan Russell | Feb 10, 2020

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.

Quercus

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.

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.

A visit to Gredington

A visit to the collection of IOS members Sally and Lloyd Kenyon.

Arboretum de la Chabotte

Quercus robur x dentata

A visit to the collections of Daniel Dumont, an Oak Open Day in Belgium.

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