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The Huntington, in San Marino, CA, obtained a grant from...
Website Editor | Feb 08, 2019
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This blog entry focuses on the Engelmann oak grove at Los...
Charles Snyers | Dec 15, 2018
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This blog post focuses on the day and a half we spent in...
Charles Snyers | Dec 02, 2018

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Quercus douglasii is an endemic California oak tree, affectionately called “the blue oak”.

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Here in Finland we have short summers and long winters. Our domestic trees can get ready for the winter by stopping growing early enough. But if we try to grow something that has no experience...
Posted Sun, 2017-10-08 18:13 in Tuomo Isokuortti's blog
Harriet Tupper tells about oaks in collections seen in Normandy on an IDS tour.  
Posted Sun, 2017-10-01 12:10 in Harriet Tupper's blog
A one-day trip in Los Lunas and Albuquerque to see oaks in the city
Posted Fri, 2017-09-22 10:18 in Charles Snyers's blog
Following a very mild South Carolina winter, many species of plants had begun to break dormancy by mid-March, nearly a month ahead of schedule, setting the table for a potentially disastrous...
Posted Mon, 2017-08-21 19:14 in Ryan Russell's blog
On the advice of a novelist friend of mine, I have been reading Cervantes' Don Quijote. It was recommended for its literary merit ("Flaubert knew the novel by heart before he learnt to read," my...
Posted Fri, 2017-04-07 23:38 in Roderick Cameron's blog
In October 2015, after visiting the Polly Hill Arboretum on Martha’s Vineyard and before attending the 8th International Oak Society Conference in Lisle, Tim Boland, the Director of Polly Hill,...
Posted Sat, 2017-03-25 12:48 in Béatrice Chassé's blog
In the Trompenburg Arboretum archive, where we keep our letters, I recently found a letter from Heino Heine dating back to 1973. Attached to it was a postcard and herbarium specimens of Quercus...
Posted Tue, 2017-03-21 16:10 in Gert Fortgens's blog
"What's with all the Q's?" is the opening question in Dan Keiser's documentary film, Quercophiles Abroad, which was shown again last August at the Trylon Micro Cinema in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 
Posted Fri, 2017-03-17 14:29 in Dan Keiser's blog
The International Oak Society invites individuals with research projects contributing to advancing our knowledge about, or appreciation of, oaks or their conservation to submit applications for...
Posted Wed, 2016-12-28 20:39 in IOS Site Administrator's blog
In the last days of September 2015, I visited La Closerie du Rond-Chêne and its oak collection, in southern Belgium, with past IOS President, Eike Jablonski.
Posted Sun, 2016-12-18 18:24 in Charles Snyers's blog

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