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

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. 

Posted Wednesday, 8 June 2016 - 6:13am in Dan Keiser's blog

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

Posted Tuesday, 7 June 2016 - 5:59pm in Harriet Tupper's blog

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
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