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Quercus sontraensis
Quercus sontraensis grows in the Son Tra Peninsula
Roderick Cameron | Oct 19, 2022
Lobed leaf on Quercus rugosa
We know that some oaks, particularly Quercus robur, can...
Allen Coombes | Oct 18, 2022
Shaun Haddock receives an award for Eike Jablonski
Service awards recognize contributions to genus Quercus and...
Shaun Haddock | Oct 14, 2022

Plant Focus

Quercus tonduzii with acorn
An oak found only on a volcano in Costa Rica

An Outstanding Silent Auction at Las Cruces

The 3rd IOS Silent Auction was another huge success. We had a record number of donated items including oak seedlings, books, T-shirts, artwork, handmade products from oak wood, and many more. A sincere thanks to everyone who donated items; we could not have done this without your help. We also raised a record amount of money from this auction, coming in at $3,133. This should allow us to sponsor even more student attendees for the 11th IOS Conference in 2025. We were able to sponsor five students to attend the Las Cruces Conference.

Silent Auction with bidders
Silent Auction items in the lobby at the Las Cruces Convention Center

A special thanks to the Doña Ana County Master Gardeners, led by Jeff Anderson, who helped set up the auction and take payments. Start thinking about items you can donate to the next IOS Conference!

Biddin gon items in the silent auction
Bidding on Silent Auction items was intense!

Photos © Ryan Russell