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By Guy Sternberg |
Apr 19, 2018

Ed Holm lived in Redwood City, California and was born on 4 September 1930 and died 1 January 2018.

By Thierry Lamant |
Apr 10, 2018
Michel Timacheff - Photo: Guy Sternberg

There are meetings that prove to be crucial, primordial encounters that mark our lives. My meeting with Michel Timacheff, an afternoon of October 1999 in Vallauris, was one of them.

By Website Editor |
Apr 7, 2018

Rainer Lippert has always been interested in old trees. At the age of 16 he started to visit the largest trees in his home district in Germany, drawn in particular to the majestic grandeur of ancient oaks. He recorded their dimensions, categorizing the giants according to the girth of their trunks. As he grew older, his range of action became wider, expanding from rural district to administrative region, then his entire native Bundesland (as German states are called), and ultimately all of Germany.

By Website Editor |
Apr 2, 2018

It sounds like something out of science fiction, but David Cranwell has managed to create a reality where an acorn planted in New Zealand grows into 50 oaks in the Indian Himalayas.

By Francisco Garin... |
Feb 16, 2018

Since 2012 I have traveled to Costa Rica four times, searching for acorns of some Quercus species that were not represented in the collection at Iturraran Botanical Garden. 

By Audrey Denvir |
Feb 16, 2018

The Oaks of the Americas Conservation Network (OACN) is an interdisciplinary consortium of oak experts from universities, botanic gardens, arboreta, conservation NGOs, and industry and government agencies aiming to address the research and conservation needs for oaks in the Western Hemisphere. In the short time since its founding in 2016, OACN has been able to make important progress on a number of projects and initiatives focused on oaks in the Americas. Here is a review of some of the work OACN has completed in 2017:

By Ryan Russell |
Feb 15, 2018

As Co-Registrar of oak cultivars I think it’s important to periodically remind members about some of the exceptional selections of oaks that are out there in collections and nurseries. In the interest of appealing to a broader group, I thought I would select a cultivar from the Old World and one from the New.

By Website Editor |
Feb 15, 2018

The Botanical Garden of Porto is located on the west side of the city of Porto, on a plateau overlooking the mouth of the Douro River and the Atlantic Ocean. Currently covering 4 hectares, it is part of the grounds of the University of Porto campus and is situated on what was once Quinta do Campo Alegre, a historic estate formerly on the outskirts of Porto. 

By Website Editor |
Feb 14, 2018

Quercus semecarpifolia, commonly known as brown oak, is the main forest-forming evergreen tree species from upper temperate to subalpine regions (2,500–3,300 m) in Western Himalaya.

By Roderick Cameron |
Dec 14, 2017

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: silverleaf oak). 

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