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Michael Eason hiking in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to observe Washingtonia filifera in situ
Currently at San Antonio Botanic Garden, Michael's work has...
Amy Byrne | Feb 15, 2023
An exhibition that beautifully depicts and locates oaks
Roderick Cameron | Feb 09, 2023
Burke Oak Collection at New York Botanical Garden
The Coleman and Susan Burke Oak Collection at The New York...
Todd Forrest | Feb 08, 2023

Plant Focus

Quercus xjackiana acorns
The hybrid of Q. alba and Q. bicolor


Wood samples can tell us something about how growth rates are affected by environment. 
Posted Fri, 2015-03-13 19:44 in Alana McKean's blog
Very unexpectedly, in her home in Klein Zundert, The Netherlands, Jo Bömer passed away on March 4th 2015.
Posted Thu, 2015-03-12 21:55 in Gert Fortgens's blog
Exciting news for quercophiles: a new book about Mexican oaks will be published in June. It will be in Spanish, but extensively illustrated. It is available for pre-order with an attractive...
Posted Thu, 2015-03-12 19:11 in Roderick Cameron's blog
A visit to the world's largest oak vat.
Posted Wed, 2015-02-25 19:35 in Shaun Haddock's blog
What happens to oaks after a mild dose of agricultural grade herbicide?
Posted Tue, 2015-02-24 17:07 in Roderick Cameron's blog
After losing young oaks to flooding, I am on the look out for species that might not mind having their feet in water for a while.
Posted Mon, 2015-02-23 20:39 in Roderick Cameron's blog
This tree had not been pruned for many years, if at all and as a result it had grown competing leaders. These co-dominant stems were already becoming an issue and if left unchecked, would become...
Posted Thu, 2015-01-15 00:50 in Ryan Russell's blog
The text of the Eighth Edition of Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles and its Supplement, is now online.
Posted Wed, 2014-12-24 09:34 in Charles Snyers's blog
While it is very well known that oaks hybridize, can you call every oak you may find with atypical leaves, bark, or acorns a hybrid? 
Posted Fri, 2014-12-19 18:03 in Ryan Russell's blog
Some large acorns from Portugal lead to interesting correspondence with Iberian oak expert Francisco Vázquez.
Posted Wed, 2014-12-03 15:42 in Roderick Cameron's blog
I recently had the opportunity of seeing one of the largest pedunculate oaks (Quercus robur) in South America.
Posted Wed, 2014-12-03 11:49 in Roderick Cameron's blog
A brief trip to Taiwan viewing Fagaceae.
Posted Tue, 2014-12-02 11:45 in Gert Fortgens's blog