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Karl Georg Theodor Kotschy was an Austrian botanist and...
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Quercus grisea - Greenlee County, AZ
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Charles Snyers | Sep 22, 2017
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Quercus acutissima subsp. kingii
Quercus acutissima Carruth. is a species whose natural distribution covers a vast territory in East and Southeast Asia, from central Nepal...

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Last April I briefly visited Canberra, the capital of Australia. I was able to take a day off to look at trees and spent most of it admiring the impressive collections of Australian native flora...
Posted Tue, 2018-06-12 14:40 in Roderick Cameron's blog
Bees are thieves! It’s official! After my recent note pointing out that bees were seemingly harvesting pollen from a Quercus suber without any commensurate benefit to the tree, serendipitously...
Posted Fri, 2018-04-20 20:33 in Shaun Haddock's blog
Over the first hundred days of 2018 I have read Dante’s Divine Comedy, as part of a mass-reading organized on Twitter by Pablo Maurette, an Argentine Literature Professor and author at the...
Posted Thu, 2018-04-19 18:46 in Roderick Cameron's blog
Allan Taylor sent me a link to an article describing efforts to bring back the oaks to Silicon Valley.
Posted Thu, 2018-04-19 12:45 in Roderick Cameron's blog
This year I have received an unprecedented demand for oaks. This is exhilarating and exciting. One client bought 15 Quercus lobata. Another took about 50 oaks to Ireland. Another from Italy...
Posted Thu, 2018-04-19 11:25 in James Harris's blog
An oak which breaks the rules... Do oaks have rules? Well, I think so: the rule of survival of the fittest implies that all unnecessary branch structure is unaffordably costly in resources – the...
Posted Fri, 2018-02-16 19:46 in Shaun Haddock's blog
It was a mast year in 2017 here in southwest France, spreading acorns so thickly under some trees they formed a solid carpet. So Quercus pubescens is evidently not in danger for now, but what of...
Posted Fri, 2018-02-16 18:28 in Shaun Haddock's blog
Many readers will have seen the reference on the IOS website to the publication online of the 8th edition of W.J. Bean’s Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles under the auspices of the...
Posted Fri, 2018-02-16 17:06 in Shaun Haddock's blog
A young and vigorously growing Quercus ‘Maya’ that we planted in 2007 showed a minor crack at the base of the trunk after the winter of 2011-2012...
Posted Thu, 2018-02-15 17:45 in Gert Fortgens's blog
I spent a weekend in Bogotá in October 2017 and made it my mission to find Quercus humboldtii. I had had the species in my sights for a long time: it is the only oak native to South America, and...
Quercus humboldtii in Bogotá
Posted Sun, 2017-12-10 19:29 in Roderick Cameron's blog
It is our vision that when the years roll on and you reach your eighties that you do not down size nor retire but that you have projects. To realise this we took back from our tenant farmer an...
Posted Thu, 2017-12-07 20:52 in James Harris's blog
For some time I have been interested in and puzzled by Quercus castaneifolia, because in Mallet Court Nursery I have observed two distinct forms.
Quercus castaneifolia
Posted Wed, 2017-12-06 15:45 in James Harris's blog

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