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Michael Eason hiking in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to observe Washingtonia filifera in situ
Currently at San Antonio Botanic Garden, Michael's work has...
Amy Byrne | Feb 15, 2023
An exhibition that beautifully depicts and locates oaks
Roderick Cameron | Feb 09, 2023
Burke Oak Collection at New York Botanical Garden
The Coleman and Susan Burke Oak Collection at The New York...
Todd Forrest | Feb 08, 2023

Plant Focus

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

Oak Poetry

"The Oak of Guernica" by William Wordsworth


A sonnet written by the English Romantic poet in support of the Spanish people during the Peninsular War

"Burning Oak, November" by Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates - Source: Twitter

The fourth in a series of posts of poems featuring oaks.


Our third post of poems featuring oaks again has Quercus virginiana (southern live oak) as its theme, this time in a poem by Walt Whitman.

"Live Oak, with Bromeliads" by Eric Ormsby

Quarters Oak Alley, Evergreen Plantation, Edgard, Louisiana by Wiliam Guion

The second in a new series of posts of poems featuring oaks. Eric Ormsby's poem focuses on Quercus virginiana (southern live oak).

"Oxblood" by James Lasdun

Oxblood color

The first in a series of posts of poems featuring oaks.