In August 2017, during a visit to Vancouver, British Columbia, I was able to visit an experimental plantation of Garry oak (Quercus garryana) at the University of British Columbia. 

Posted Friday, 13 October 2017 - 6:53am in Roderick Cameron's blog

I have always suspected that there was a secret hawthorn society hiding within the IOS.

Posted Tuesday, 10 October 2017 - 6:46am in Charles Snyers d'Attenhoven's blog

Here in Finland we have short summers and long winters. Our domestic trees can get ready for the winter by stopping growing early enough. But if we try to grow something that has no experience of our winter, can it "learn" to live in new conditions?

Posted Sunday, 8 October 2017 - 1:13pm in Tuomo Isokuortti's blog

Harriet Tupper tells about oaks in collections seen in Normandy on an IDS tour.  

Posted Sunday, 1 October 2017 - 7:10am in Harriet Tupper's blog

A one-day trip in Los Lunas and Albuquerque to see oaks in the city

Posted Friday, 22 September 2017 - 5:18am in Charles Snyers d'Attenhoven's blog

Following a very mild South Carolina winter, many species of plants had begun to break dormancy by mid-March, nearly a month ahead of schedule, setting the table for a potentially disastrous situation.  

Posted Monday, 21 August 2017 - 2:14pm in Ryan Russell's blog

On the advice of a novelist friend of mine, I have been reading Cervantes' Don Quijote. It was recommended for its literary merit ("Flaubert knew the novel by heart before he learnt to read," my friend told me), but in Chapter XI I came across a passage that appealed more to the quercophile than to the bibliophile. 

Posted Friday, 7 April 2017 - 6:38pm in Roderick Cameron's blog

In October 2015, after visiting the Polly Hill Arboretum on Martha’s Vineyard and before attending the 8th International Oak Society Conference in Lisle, Tim Boland, the Director of Polly Hill, organized for me an absolutely regal two-day visit of the Arnold Arboretum. Returning home, I received a request from Nancy Rose, the Editor of Arnoldia, to submit an article about the Arboretum des Pouyouleix for that publication.

Posted Saturday, 25 March 2017 - 7:48am in Béatrice Chassé's blog

In the Trompenburg Arboretum archive, where we keep our letters, I recently found a letter from Heino Heine dating back to 1973. Attached to it was a postcard and herbarium specimens of Quercus macrocarpa.

Posted Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - 11:10am in Gert Fortgens's blog
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