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Allan Taylor
A long-standing member of the IOS and fomer editor of Oak...
Panayoti Kelaidis | Dec 17, 2022
A new study resolves many nomenclatural problems in the...
Carlos Vila-Viçosa | Dec 09, 2022
The team at SDZWA
Christy Powell of the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance works...
Amy Byrne | Dec 06, 2022

Plant Focus

Quercus macdougallii
A rare oak endemic to the Sierra Juárez in Oaxaca

Oak Artists

Dubánci: Acorn Elves with a Wicked Sense of Humor

Icarus Dubanci

Czech artist Petr Václavek has created a fantasy world inhabited by little creatures made from acorns and oak twigs

Oaks on the Rocks

A Garden of Stones with Freedom Tower in background

Andy Goldsworthy's A Garden of Stones at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

United by a Logo

IOS logo

The story of how the IOS logo came into being

Oak-Themed Platinum Proof Coins

2021 Platinum Proof coin

A new five-year series of US Mint coins is based on the lifecycle of the oak

My Second Book

Keiko Tokunaga's second book

Keiko Tokunaga's second book, “Illustrated Flora of Fagaceae Trees of the World”, was published in November 2020.

Illustrated Oaks of the World


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

Harriet Blum's Live Oaks

Fiarchild Oak

The subject of the latest addition to our Oak Artist series is Harriet Blum, whose work straddles the media of photography and painting: her idiosyncratic technique involves infrared film photography and hand-coloring with transparent oils and pencils.

Oak in fog

If I wanted to make stronger, more meaningful images, I should pick something that I love and photograph it again and again: “Follow what your heart is drawn to,” he said, “and in time, your feelings will begin to show though in your work.”

Kyle Spradley's Photographs of the McBaine Bur Oak

The McBaine Bur Oak - © Kyle Spradley

Photographer Kyle Spradley has taken portraits of "The Big Tree" over the course of almost a decade, in every season and weather condition.

Beth Moon's Portraits of Oaks

The Queen Elizabeth Oak by Beth Moon

Continuing our series Oak Artists, we look at portraits of ancient English oaks by California-based photographer Beth Moon.