Grigadale Arboretum in Argentina has taken a first step in making the species list of its oaks available online.

Posted Monday, 4 April 2016 - 1:02pm in Roderick Cameron's blog

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.

Posted Sunday, 3 April 2016 - 10:44am in Roderick Cameron's blog

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.

Posted Saturday, 2 April 2016 - 2:55pm in Shaun Haddock's blog

It is with great sadness that I share with IOS members the news that Michael Heathcoat Amory died on the 24th of February.

Posted Saturday, 2 April 2016 - 2:00pm in James MacEwen's blog

A hybrid selected at Trompenburg Arboretum has parents that are oceans apart, yet closely related.

Posted Friday, 1 April 2016 - 1:23pm in Gert Fortgens's blog

The IOS has been invited to view the collections of two of our members in Ireland: that of Sir Brendan Parsons, the Earl of Rosse, at Birr Castle; and that of Johnny Couchman, near Carlow. There are many splendid gardens and collections to visit. Last year I visited some of them.

Posted Thursday, 31 March 2016 - 9:38am in Gert Fortgens's blog

Dan Keiser will be showing his IOS documentary, covering 20 years of traveling with the Oak Society, in New Richmond, Wisconsin on the 21st of February. 

Posted Monday, 15 February 2016 - 6:03am in Charles Snyers d'Attenhoven's blog

In some oak databases one can find a few oak names described by a certain Hansen. And in every instance there is no link to a publication whatsoever... 

Posted Sunday, 14 February 2016 - 9:05am in Patrick Vereecke's blog

What connection could there possibly be between oaks and world cup rugby?

Posted Wednesday, 2 December 2015 - 3:33pm in Roderick Cameron's blog

An article in The Economist proposes a radical approach for conservation of threatened species.

Posted Wednesday, 2 December 2015 - 2:01pm in Roderick Cameron's blog
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