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The International Oak Society invites individuals with research projects contributing to advancing our knowledge about, or appreciation of, oaks or their conservation to submit applications for the Michael Heathcoat Amory Award.

Posted Wednesday, 28 December 2016 - 2:39pm in IOS Site Administrator's blog

Over 400 swamp white oaks stand guard at the 911 Memorial in New York City.

Posted Monday, 19 December 2016 - 3:18pm in Roderick Cameron's blog

In the last days of September 2015, I visited La Closerie du Rond-Chêne and its oak collection, in southern Belgium, with past IOS President, Eike Jablonski.

Posted Sunday, 18 December 2016 - 12:24pm in Charles Snyers d'Attenhoven's blog

On Friday, October 21 I left Milan to drive south toward Lazio, the region in central Italy surrounding Rome, having as my final destination the Parco Nazionale del Circeo...

Posted Thursday, 15 December 2016 - 1:41pm in Morgan Santini's blog

The New Mexico Oak Open Days were a six-day whirlwind tour of the state covering more than 1,400 miles. Led by IOS founding member Michael Meléndrez of Los Lunas, NM, attendees were wowed by a dozen species of oaks plus numerous non-oak species.

Posted Monday, 5 December 2016 - 12:59pm in Ryan Russell's blog

The Woodland Trust is looking for oak trees that were grown in England from acorns gathered at Verdun when the battle ended. The plan is to collect acorns from these trees and grow a second generation of “Verdun oaks” that will be planted at a centenary wood in Surrey, England.

Posted Friday, 28 October 2016 - 10:31am in Roderick Cameron's blog

I was born in Pin Oak Township, Illinois on the only 7 acres left of a large farm. My mother loved trees. My father said they made him tired to look at, because they would have to be cleared to make farmland. He reminded me of Aldo Leopold saying people from my state were intent on making Illinois safe for soybeans. I took after my mother.

Posted Thursday, 27 October 2016 - 7:39am in scot sickbert's blog

Peter Marshall reports on the project to restore an old plantation of Valonia Oaks in Australia.

Posted Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 3:24pm in Roderick Cameron's blog

My hobby is forestry. I live in Finland, which is usually know for pines, firs and birches. Now I try to plant oaks too.

Posted Tuesday, 25 October 2016 - 10:24am in Tuomo Isokuortti's blog

We have received a request from The Morton Arboretum for acorns of northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis), red oak (Q. rubra), and bur oak (Q. macrocarpa) to support a study on oak wilt. 

Posted Saturday, 1 October 2016 - 4:27pm in Website Editor's blog
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