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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.

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Remembering Piers Trehane

Piers Trehane

Last March marked the 10 years since the death of Piers Trehane. It seemed a good opportunity to remember him and his contribution to the IOS.

In Memoriam: Riet van Hoey Smith (1923–2020)

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In early November Trompenburg Arboretum announced the sad news that Riet van Hoey Smith had died on October 24th, aged 97.

David Varel (1973–2020)

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David "Dave" Varel of Albers, Illinois passed away September 6, 2020.

GCCO Newsletter Published

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The Global Conservation Consortium for Oak (GCCO) sent out their first quarterly newsletter in late July.

Mighty Wild

Mightywild.com provides an insight into the trials and tribulations of an edible acorn startup.

Hayrettin Karaca (1922–2020)

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Hayrettin Karaca, an IOS member and one of Turkey's best-known environmentalists, died January 20 at the age of 97.

In Memoriam: Stelian Radu

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Stelian Radu, a founding member of the IOS, accomplished an impressive body of work in scientific research.

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Five-minute, fifteen-slide Lightning Talks were included for the first time in the IOS Conference at UC Davis, California. 

Posters from the 9th IOS Conference

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Posters were presented during the lunch break of the first day of the Conference at UC Davis, California.

Dr. Michael Avishai (1935-2018)

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Dr. Michael Avishai, a leading oak expert, botanist, and horticulturist in Israel and worldwide, passed away last December, leaving a huge emptiness and sadness in the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens and beyond.

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