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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

Quercus texana New Madrid acorn
Disentangling the cultivar published as Quercus texana ‘New Madrid’

Historic Oaks

Two Oaks in the Running for European Tree of the Year 2021

Carrasca de Lecina

Two historic oaks are in the finals of the 11th European Tree of the Year contest

Dąb Józef (The Józef Oak)

Jozef Oak

This renowned Quercus robur caught the eye of an artist and concealed refugees.

Bătrânul Carpaților: the Old Man of the Carpathians

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A massive Quercus robur stands outside the village of Mercheașa, a quiet rural locality in central Romania.

The White Oak in Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Quercus alba at Melbourne Botanic Gardens

One of the largest oaks at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens has fallen.

Sutter's Fort's Sessile Oak

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An oak planted to commemorate the foundation of the city of Sacramento turned 80 this year, and the IOS has helped set the record straight on what sort of oak it is. 

The Tamme-Lauri Oak

To honor Estonia’s centenary, we chose as subject for this article in our series on Historic Oaks, Estonia’s largest, oldest, and most famous oak: the Tamme-Lauri Oak.

The Sacred Oak of Oley

Sacred Oak in Oley Valley

In the center of Oley Valley in Pennsylvania stands a majestic old chinkapin oak (Quercus muehlenburgii) known to many residents of the valley and to the Lenni Lenape tribal members as the Sacred Oak.

Byron's Oak at Newstead Abbey

Byron's Oak

The subject of the latest addition to our series on Historic Oaks may seem an odd choice, for all that remains of the tree is an ivy-covered stump in the grounds of an Abbey in Nottinghamshire, England. This stump, however, merits our attention, for thereby hangs not only a tale, but a poem.

The Wellington Oak at Combermere Abbey

The Wellington Oak at Combermere Abbey

An oak planted by the Duke of Wellington in 1820 is being propagated in honor of the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo.

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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.

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