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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

This year a great number of species are producing acorns for the first time. 

Posted Sunday, 31 July 2016 - 10:35am in Béatrice Chassé's blog

Here are two photos of acorns collected at Hackfalls end of April and now germinating.

Posted Monday, 27 June 2016 - 11:18am in Harriet Tupper's blog

Across the River Tay from Dunkeld, within easy walking distance, are two oaks with connections to the arts.

Posted Wednesday, 8 June 2016 - 11:13am in Shaun Haddock's blog
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