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Plant Focus

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A guest post by Matt Candeias, host of the In Defense of Plants podcast and blog

Historic Oaks

Bătrânul Carpaților: the Old Man of the Carpathians

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A massive Quercus robur stands outside the village of Mercheașa, a quiet rural locality in central Romania.

The White Oak in Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Quercus alba at Melbourne Botanic Gardens

One of the largest oaks at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens has fallen.

Sutter's Fort's Sessile Oak

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An oak planted to commemorate the foundation of the city of Sacramento turned 80 this year, and the IOS has helped set the record straight on what sort of oak it is. 

The Tamme-Lauri Oak

To honor Estonia’s centenary, we chose as subject for this article in our series on Historic Oaks, Estonia’s largest, oldest, and most famous oak: the Tamme-Lauri Oak.

The Sacred Oak of Oley

Sacred Oak in Oley Valley

In the center of Oley Valley in Pennsylvania stands a majestic old chinkapin oak (Quercus muehlenburgii) known to many residents of the valley and to the Lenni Lenape tribal members as the Sacred Oak.

Byron's Oak at Newstead Abbey

Byron's Oak

The subject of the latest addition to our series on Historic Oaks may seem an odd choice, for all that remains of the tree is an ivy-covered stump in the grounds of an Abbey in Nottinghamshire, England. This stump, however, merits our attention, for thereby hangs not only a tale, but a poem.

The Wellington Oak at Combermere Abbey

The Wellington Oak at Combermere Abbey

An oak planted by the Duke of Wellington in 1820 is being propagated in honor of the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo.

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A brief survey of notable oaks at Anlaby, currently the largest collection of National Trust registered heritage trees in one location under private ownership in Australia.

The War Memorial Oak in Adelaide, Australia

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An English oak planted in Adelaide, Australia, shortly after the outbreak of World War 1, may be the first living memorial of the Great War.

The Mighty Oak of Kvill

The Oak of Kvill. © Gustaf Emanuelson. All rights reserved.

Originally published in International Oaks No. 20, this article by Stefan Foconi tells the story of the remarkable Oak of Kvill, in Sweden. We have posted it here with photos by Gustaf Emanuelsson and Maarten Windemuller. (See also latest information about this tree in the update in our blogs.)

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