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The Huntington, in San Marino, CA, obtained a grant from...
Website Editor | Feb 08, 2019
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Plant Focus

Quercus douglasii is an endemic California oak tree, affectionately called “the blue oak”.


Alexandra Todorovic-Jones, a graduate student at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies contacted us through the website to draw our attention to her project.
Posted Sun, 2015-03-15 16:20 in Charles Snyers's blog
Wood samples can tell us something about how growth rates are affected by environment. 
Posted Fri, 2015-03-13 19:44 in Alana McKean's blog
Very unexpectedly, in her home in Klein Zundert, The Netherlands, Jo Bömer passed away on March 4th 2015.
Posted Thu, 2015-03-12 21:55 in Gert Fortgens's blog
Exciting news for quercophiles: a new book about Mexican oaks will be published in June. It will be in Spanish, but extensively illustrated. It is available for pre-order with an attractive...
Posted Thu, 2015-03-12 19:11 in Roderick Cameron's blog
A visit to the world's largest oak vat.
Posted Wed, 2015-02-25 19:35 in Shaun Haddock's blog
What happens to oaks after a mild dose of agricultural grade herbicide?
Posted Tue, 2015-02-24 17:07 in Roderick Cameron's blog
After losing young oaks to flooding, I am on the look out for species that might not mind having their feet in water for a while.
Posted Mon, 2015-02-23 20:39 in Roderick Cameron's blog
This tree had not been pruned for many years, if at all and as a result it had grown competing leaders. These co-dominant stems were already becoming an issue and if left unchecked, would become...
Posted Thu, 2015-01-15 00:50 in Ryan Russell's blog
The text of the Eighth Edition of Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles and its Supplement, is now online.
Posted Wed, 2014-12-24 09:34 in Charles Snyers's blog
While it is very well known that oaks hybridize, can you call every oak you may find with atypical leaves, bark, or acorns a hybrid? 
Posted Fri, 2014-12-19 18:03 in Ryan Russell's blog
Some large acorns from Portugal lead to interesting correspondence with Iberian oak expert Francisco Vázquez.
Posted Wed, 2014-12-03 15:42 in Roderick Cameron's blog
I recently had the opportunity of seeing one of the largest pedunculate oaks (Quercus robur) in South America.
Posted Wed, 2014-12-03 11:49 in Roderick Cameron's blog


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