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Plant Focus

Quercus macdougallii
A rare oak endemic to the Sierra Juárez in Oaxaca

Join the IOS

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the international Oak Society!

As a member you will:

  • Receive Oak News & Notes, our newsletter which is published twice a year, and International Oaks, the full-color Journal of the IOS, published once a year
  • Be able to participate in the Triennial Conferences and unique seed exchanges
  • Be able to participate in many oak-related events all over the world such as the Oak Open Days
  • Access the “members only” parts of our website, chiefly the online membership directory, an invaluable network of contacts in over 30 countries on six continents, and online versions of recent issues of International Oaks.

Current membership types are the following:

  • Standard Membership (1–2 persons in the same household): one issue (printed) of the Society’s Journal International Oaks per year, two issues of the newsletter Oak News & Notes (printed or online) per year, access to “members only” resources on website, ability to attend Triennial Conferences and seed exchanges.
  • Supporting Membership (1–2 persons in the same household): full standard membership benefits, recognition in International Oaks (with possible opt-out).
  • Student Membership (1–2 persons in the same household): full standard membership benefits (Oak News & Notes online only); renewed annually. Students must submit evidence of current enrollment. Please contact membership management at membership@internationaloaksociety.org.
  • Standard Electronic Membership (1–2 persons in the same household): full standard membership benefits, but International Oaks and Oaks News & Notes online only; renewed annually.
  • Student Electronic Membership (1–2 persons in the same household): full standard membership benefits, but International Oaks and Oaks News & Notes online only; renewed annually. Students must submit evidence of current enrollment; membership renewed annually. Please contact membership management at membership@internationaloaksociety.org.
  • Institutional / Corporate Membership : full standard membership benefits for three years, recognition in International Oaks, an unlimited number of staff members may be registered with membership benefits, but the institution receives only one set of printed publications (International Oaks and Oak News & Notes). NOTE: Institutions may instead join at the Standard rate (for example, if you need only a copy of our publications and one individual's participation benefits).
  • Life Membership (1–2 persons in same household): full standard membership benefits for life.
  • Standard and Supporting Memberships are available at one-, two-, or three-year rates.

Membership fees

If you have any questions about any of the membership categories or rates, please email IOS membership management at membership@internationaloaksociety.org

To become a member of the IOS, you should first subscribe to The Cupule, or free e-bulletin. You will then have a username and password to access the website.

Subscribing to The Cupule will give you limited access to the website. To access all of the features, you must be a member of the IOS. When you log into the website with your username and password, you will find instructions to join the IOS on the home page.

Please subscribe to The Cupule here.

If you already have a username and password, please log in here.

Note that if you are already a member, you need only to create an account to have full access. The site will recognize you as long as you use the email address that you have communicated to IOS membership management when you became a member. When you log in using the username and password you choose when you create an account, you will have full access.