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A.G.B. Fairchild with Quercus skinneri acorns
The famous agricultural explorer was fascinated by the...
Website Editor | Apr 23, 2023
An encounter in Taiwan with a genus in Fagaceae I had never...
Roderick Cameron | Apr 15, 2023
New study seeks to understand impact of climate change on...
Min Deng | Apr 06, 2023

Plant Focus

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

Board of Directors, Officers, Functions & Committees

All of these people may be contacted through the Membership Directory, accessible on the home page if you are a member of the Society.

Board of Directors 2022–2025

Tim Boland, Amy ByrneRoderick Cameron, Béatrice Chassé, Phil DouglasDirk Giseburt, Dan Kostka, Ryan Russell


  • President: Roderick Cameron
  • Vice-President: Ryan Russell
  • Secretary: Dan Kostka
  • Treasurer: Dirk Giseburt


  • Editor International Oaks: Béatrice Chassé
  • Co-Editor International Oaks: Allen Coombes
  • Editor Oak News & Notes: Roderick Cameron
  • Co-Editor Oak News & Notes: Ryan Russell
  • Website Editor: Roderick Cameron


  • Development and Outreach Committee: Amy Byrne (chair), Roderick Cameron, Phil Douglas, Michael Eason
  • Editorial Committee:  Béatrice Chassé (chair), Amy Byrne, Roderick Cameron, Allen Coombes, Dirk Giseburt, Ryan Russell
  • Finance Committee: Dirk Giseburt (chair), Roderick Cameron, Phil Douglas, Dan Kostka, Ryan Russell
  • Oak Conservation and Research Committee: Tim Boland (chair), Amy Byrne, Phil Douglas, Dirk Giseburt, Jolly Krautmann, Mark Krautmann, Charles Snyers d'Attenhoven, Murphy Westwood
  • Taxonomy and Oak Cultivars Committee: Ryan Russell (chair), Béatrice Chassé, Allen Coombes, Min Deng, Fang Du, Andrew Hipp, Eike Jablonski, Charles Snyers d'Attenhoven, Joeri Strijk, Francisco Vázquez Pardo, Patrick Vereecke
  • Tour Committee: Roderick Cameron (chair), Amy Byrne, Phil Douglas, Shaun Haddock, Sean Hogan, Ryan Russell