This year a great number of species are producing acorns for the first time.
Here are two photos of acorns collected at Hackfalls end of April and now germinating.
Across the River Tay from Dunkeld, within easy walking distance, are two oaks with connections to the arts.
Dan Keiser's documentary covering his 20 years of traveling with the International Oak Society, "Quercophiles Abroad", premiered at the 8th International Oak Conference workshops.
I went out to New Zealand to join the local members of the International Dendrology Society holding their AGM and combining this with the 100th birthday of Bob Berry
Grigadale Arboretum in Argentina has taken a first step in making the species list of its oaks available online.
A 900-year old oak tree doesn’t sound like the sort of thing you could keep hidden for any length of time (let alone centuries), but it seems that the English have pulled off the trick.
Quercus baloot is a drought-tolerant oak found in the drier valleys not only in Afghanistan, but also in the north of what is now Pakistan and into Kashmir; by and large it evaded introduction to Europe until, more by luck than by judgement, I was able to do so in reasonable number in 1995.