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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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Global count reaches 3 trillion trees

Interesting article on the website of Nature, the science weekly magazine, referring to a study they published.  The number of trees on the planet is estimated to be 3 trillion. 

Oaks, Climate Change and Crowdfunding

Alexandra Todorovic-Jones, a graduate student at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies contacted us through the website to draw our attention to her project.  With fellow student Kyra Prats, she is planning a study on the susceptibility of oaks to climate change.  The two women will focus specifically on two species of oaks, Quercus suber L. and Quercus leucotrichophora A. Camus. And they plan to go and see these two species in situ, in Spain for Kyra and in India for Alex.

Bean Online

The text of the Eighth Edition of Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles and its Supplement, is now online.

Improving the Oak Names Database

A Natural Hybrid?

Heanley Farm

A look at David and Carol Gooder's collection.

A visit to Gredington

A visit to the collection of IOS members Sally and Lloyd Kenyon.

UK Champion Quercus ×andegavensis

Last Monday, I visited Roath Park in Cardiff, Wales with IOS member Tony Titchen and a small group of members of the International Dendrology Society (some of them also members of the IOS). 

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