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

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

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Guy Sternberg on 'Taco', GCCO, and More—on NPR Illinois

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IOS founding member and oak doyen Guy Sternberg was interviewed by Vanessa Ferguson for NPR Illinois. You can listen to the program here. During the interview, reference is made to the ortet tree of Quercus ×bebbiana 'Taco', a tree Guy spotted growing next to a Taco Bell restaurant in Springfield, Ill.

Music to Watch Oaks By

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A Latvian oak enthusiast shares his composition that aims to express the idea of an oak tree.

The Acorn-ulator

Oak Photo Wins Nikon 2021 Small World Competition

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And a special prize would go to anyone who could identify the species from the photo!

Oaks in a Dutch Podcast

Wine, Whiskey, and Oaks

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Diana Gardener has again forwarded some interesting news items related to oaks and their connection to the manufacture of wines and spirits.

Cork Wars, Wine Corks, and Kiwi Quercus News

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Three oak-related news items have been brought to my attention lately...

Request for Acorns for Oak Wilt Study

We have received a request from The Morton Arboretum for acorns of northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis), red oak (Q. rubra), and bur oak (Q. macrocarpa) to support a study on oak wilt. 

Tree Hunter Rob McBride's Oak Adventures