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Seedlings examined by Oak Interest Group
The Oak Action Group of Farm Forestry New Zealand is...
Kathryn Hurr | Jun 10, 2020
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Remembering John Fairey, legendary plantsman and founder of...
Adam Black | May 21, 2020
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An intercontinental artificial hybrid raised at Arboretum...
Roderick Cameron | Apr 12, 2020

Plant Focus

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Quercus stenophylloides is a medium-sized evergreen oak (15–18 m tall) restricted to central and northern Taiwan.

Book Reviews

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.

Eating Acorns to Save the World

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Marcie Mayer’s new book, Eating Acorns, has soft “wipeable”covers that seem resistant to kitchen stains and acorn-flour fingerprints, ideal for a recipe book. But don’t be deceived, it is much more than that:

Louisiana Live Oaks

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For over thirty years Bill Guion has pursued and photographed the live oaks of Louisiana.

Book Review: The Glorious Life of the Oak

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Lloyd Kenyon reviews a book on oaks by John Lewis-Stempel.

Giant German Oaks

Our German speaking members will be interested to learn that a new book on giant oaks in Germany was published in September 2017: Riesige Eichen: Baumpersönlichkeiten und ihre Geschichten (Giant Oaks: Tree personalities and their stories). 

Book Review: Ancient Oaks in the English Landscape

There are more ancient oaks in England than in all of continental Europe. How is that possible? One would expect to find the reasons in aspects of climate or soil, but Aljos Farjon has come up with a different answer: it is humans and in particular privileged hunters, rather than the environment, that are responsible.

Catalogue of a Life's Work

The Hackfalls Arboretum Catalogue documents an outstanding achievement. New Zealand farmer, dendrologist, and IOS member Bob Berry has amassed a collection of over 3,000 taxa at the homestead of his family farm in Tiniroto, near Gisborne, and now has published his database, including many photos of trees and close-ups of leaves.

Flora of Puebla

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The Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla has published the Flora del Estado de Puebla, México.

Plants, People, and Passion at Hillier's

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This book is a thorough account of the 150-year tradition of Hillier’s and treats readers to the people, the places, and the plants that gave rise to this great nursery and gardens known throughout the world and shows that such success only comes through hard work, perseverance, and a love for what you are doing.  

More of a Thesaurus than Anything Else...

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Oak by Peter Young: the second volume of a series intended to integrate horticultural and botanical writing with a broader account of the cultural and social impact of trees, plants, and flowers. 

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