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Garry Oak in a Common Garden

In August 2017, during a visit to Vancouver, British Columbia, I was able to visit an experimental plantation of Garry oak (Quercus garryana) at the University of British Columbia. 

Quercus in Quijote

On the advice of a novelist friend of mine, I have been reading Cervantes' Don Quijote. It was recommended for its literary merit ("Flaubert knew the novel by heart before he learnt to read," my friend told me), but in Chapter XI I came across a passage that appealed more to the quercophile than to the bibliophile. 

Swamp White Oaks at the 911 Memorial in New York

Over 400 swamp white oaks stand guard at the 911 Memorial in New York City.

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