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Piers Trehane
Last March marked the 10 years since the death of Piers...
Roderick Cameron | Apr 13, 2021
Quercus Propagation Manual Cover
A new publication fills a void.
Roderick Cameron | Feb 13, 2021
Emory oak near Young, Arizona © Nanebah Lyndon
Emory oak acorns are a critically important commodity for...
Website Editor | Feb 12, 2021

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

Keiko Tokunaga's Illustrated Fagaceae

Shaun Haddock reviews Keiko Tokunaga's latest book.

Book Review: The Oak Papers

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An homage to the oak tree and the important role it plays today, in our landscape and in our lives

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

Riesige Eichen

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

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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

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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.

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