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Pages from Gert's book
It was a great pleasure for me to be able to write about my...
Gert Fortgens | Feb 15, 2024
Quercus marlipoensis acorns
A new study has analyzed the germination characteristics of...
Website Editor | Feb 15, 2024
Gall on Quercus grahamii
A new species of oak gall wasp has been named in honor of...
Website Editor | Feb 14, 2024

Plant Focus

For this Species Spotlight we train our follow spot on an oak that is quite a star of the quercine scene: Quercus hypoleucoides (stage name...

Oak Artists

Lotus McElfish: Quercus tardifolia and Others

Quercus tardifolia

This self-taught botanical artist has specialized in Texas native plants.

Richard Geraint Evans: GPS Trees


An exhibition that beautifully depicts and locates oaks

Dubánci: Acorn Elves with a Wicked Sense of Humor

Icarus Dubanci

Czech artist Petr Václavek has created a fantasy world inhabited by little creatures made from acorns and oak twigs

Oaks on the Rocks

A Garden of Stones with Freedom Tower in background

Andy Goldsworthy's A Garden of Stones at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

United by a Logo

IOS logo

The story of how the IOS logo came into being

Oak-Themed Platinum Proof Coins

2021 Platinum Proof coin

A new five-year series of US Mint coins is based on the lifecycle of the oak

My Second Book

Keiko Tokunaga's second book

Keiko Tokunaga's second book, “Illustrated Flora of Fagaceae Trees of the World”, was published in November 2020.

Illustrated Oaks of the World


David More shares some of his magnificent illustrations of oaks, part of a work-​​in-progress.

Harriet Blum's Live Oaks

Fiarchild Oak

The subject of the latest addition to our Oak Artist series is Harriet Blum, whose work straddles the media of photography and painting: her idiosyncratic technique involves infrared film photography and hand-coloring with transparent oils and pencils.

Oak in fog

If I wanted to make stronger, more meaningful images, I should pick something that I love and photograph it again and again: “Follow what your heart is drawn to,” he said, “and in time, your feelings will begin to show though in your work.”