Oak News & Notes - Table of Contents

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Volume 1, No. 1, 1997

Title Author  Subject
From Our President Guy Sternberg Interim Board of Directors ballot for new Board
Letter from the Editors M. Nigel and Lisa Wright Society history and current status
Cal-i-forn-ia Here We Come   Announcement of 2nd International Oak Conference
Attention Oak Society Members Guy Sternberg Oaks of the World Project
Journal Update   Request for material for Journals
Membership Update   Life memberships
Seed Exchange   Requests for seed
Calendar of Events   Oak Open Days, Conferences, Vol 3 Flora of North America
Letter to the Editor Daniel Sanford Checklist of Trees "Hardy" in the UK
Advertising Space in Society Newsletter   Offer of advertising space 
Report from the Treasurer   Incorporation, finances

 


Volume 2, No. 1, 1998

Title Author  Subject
Our Second Triennial Conference Guy Sternberg Report on California Conference
Points of Contact   Several addresses for society business
Calendar of Events   Workshop, meeting
Crusaders   Actions by members Dan Keiser, Dick Sage, Wayne Erickson
Bios of New IOS Board Members   Richard J. Jensen, Theirry Lamant, Ron Lance, Doug McCreary, Maricela Rodriguez Acosta
Tour of Kew Royal Botanic Gardens Jo Bonner Tour report
In Memoriam   Dr. John Pair, Michael Bonn.
New Oak Book Available   The Life of an Oak by Glenn Keator
News Flash!   1998 Oak Open Day, Kassel, Germany
Letter to the Editor Pietro Cipriano, Jr. Request for seed

 


Volume 2, No. 2, 1998

Title Author  Subject
Oak Open Days Guy Sternberg Report on Third Annual Oak Open Days, Germany
Calendar of Events   Conferences
Acorn Initiative Narrowly Defeated   Initiative to halt destruction of oak habitat in Santa Barbara, California
Oaks On Line   IOS website announced
Membership Renewals   Memberships converted to calendar year basis
Points of Contact   Several addresses for society business
Oak Physiology Meeting Brings Scientists Together   Report on Seventh
Workshop on Seedling Physiology and
Growth Problems in Oak Plantings
The Third International Oak Conference   Conference details announced
Publications Update   Membership directory, conference proceedings
Announcement   World Checklist and Bibliography of Fagales now available
Letter to the Editor Simo Laine Request for seed

 


Volume 3, No. 1, 1999

Title Author  Subject
Oak Open Days Scheduled for October in the French Riviera Thierry Lamant OOD in French Riviera announced
Calendar of Events   Oak/Beech Symposium, Oak Open Days, OAK 2000, Third IOS Conference
Teaming up with the International Oak Society Guy Sternberg Call for volunteers and support for IOS
Membership and Payments   Explanation for delays in membership processing
Points of Contact   Several addresses for society business
Millennium Project Targets Oak Planting   Edward Munyard's project to plant 2000 oaks to commemorate the Millennium
The Third International Oak Conference Ron Lance Preparations for the Third IOS Conference
Publications Update   Issue No. 9 of International Oaks delayed
Election 2000-Board Nominations Sought   Call for nominations for Board candidates
Letter to the Editor Dr. E.H. Ahrens, Jr. Plans for re-oaking Catskill Mountains in New York state

 


Volume 3, No. 2, 1999

Title Author  Subject
Von Bomen Valt Veel Te Leeren Guy Sternberg Netherlands Dendrology Society 75th anniversary celebrations
Calendar of Events   OAK 2000, Third IOS Conference,
Oak Open Days in France a Success Dorothy Holley Report on OOD in French Riviera
Points of Contact   Several addresses for society business
Final Preparations for Third International Oak Conference Nearly Finished Preparations for the Third IOS Conference
The Questionable Status of Two Mexican Oaks Bob Berry Species status proposed for Quercus affinis f. subintegra and Q. ocoteifolia
Letter to the Editor Ted Munyard Request for seed for Burghead Forest project
In Memoriam   Augustin Stanciu
Back Issues of International Oaks Society Journal Now Available Back issues of IOS Journal offered
Membership Directory Updates   Updated membership information to be mailed to members

 


Volume 4, No. 1, 2000

Title Author  Subject
Seed Exchange for Conference 2000 Dorothy Holley Instructions for seed exchange
Board Ballot and Proxy Forms to be Mailed Out in July   Rudy Light will send out ballots and proxy forms
Third International Oak Conference   Registration deadline announced
Looking Back and Looking Ahead Guy Sternberg Summary of society business
Points of Contact   Several addresses for society business
Proceedings of Regeneration Workshop Available   Proceedings of 7th Workshop of Seedling Physiology and Growth Problems in Oak Plantings available
Widespread Mortality of Oaks in Japan Shigeru Kaneko Mortality of two native Japanese oak species reported
In Memoriam   David W. Ford, Nathan Shapiro
Oaks of California book   New edition of Oaks of California available for order

 

 


Volume 4, No. 2, 2000
 

Title Author  Subject
Sudden Oak Death Threatens California's Oak Forests   Sudden Oak Death in California
Calendar of Events   Oaks in California's Changing Landscape, Oak Open Days Spain and Portugal
Photo of business meeting participants   Nearly fifty members participated in 2000 business meeting
Oak Symposium to be Held in California   Oaks in California's Changing Landscape, San Diego
Two new members were elected to the Board of Directors of the IOS Dorothy Holley and Eike Jablonski elected to Board
Tick Alert for Easterners   Bumper acorn crops lead to increased populations of mice and deer ticks.
Moving Forward… Guy Sternberg Report on Third Conference and society business
Membership Renewals Due Richard Jensen

 

Membership renewal reminder

 


Volume 5, No. 1, 2001

Title Author  Subject
Oak Voted National Tree in the U.S.   People of the US have selected the oak as America's National Tree
Calendar of Events   Chihuahuan Desert Region Oak Trip, Workshop on Seedling Physiology and Growth Problems in Oak Plantings, Oaks in California's Changing Landscape, OODs Spain and Portugal
President's Message Ron Lance Various Society announcements
In Memoriam   Dr. Friedrich (Fritz) Duhme
Seeding the Future from Dateline, UC Davis John Tucker donates $500,000 to UC Davis herbarium and arboretum
Oak Open Days to be held in Spain and Portugal Francisco M. Vázquez Pardo Program and costs of OODs in Spain and Portugal

 


Volume 5, No. 2, 2001

Title Author  Subject
New Arboretum Opens   Taltree Arboretum and Gardens, Valparaiso, Indiana announces arboretum open.
New Oak Publication Available   Quercus Psalter, limited edition artist's book by Sue Ann Robinson
Oak Open Days in Spain, 2001 Ron Lance Spain OODs report
Informal Oaks Open Day at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum Jo Earle and Barry Denyer-Green OOD at Hillier Gardens report
Acorns for America­-Share the Excitement! Janet McCormick Urban re-forestation project
Quercus alba Pat Cobb Poem
Next International Oak Society Conference Set for 2003 Ron Holley Winchester Conference and Committee announced
New Oak Disease Guy Sternberg Bacterial leaf scorch (BLS) in Illinois, USA
Chihuahuan Desert Oak Exploration Trip--August 2001 John Gammon Chihuahuan Desert OOD report
In Memorium Eike Jablonski Dr. Yuri Menitzky
To All Our Friends Abroad: Thanks! Guy Sternberg Thanks for support following 9/11 attacks

 


Volume 6, No. 1, 2002

Title Author  Subject
Tree Tour Yields Results Guy Sternberg Bloomington Bur Oak saved following visit by IOS members
New Oak Books   Three new books on oaks announced
Send in Your Nominations Now   Call for nominations for Board candidates and Awards
Oak Open Days 2002 Scheduled for Turkey   Announcement of OODs in Turkey
Book Review: Arboretum Trompenburg, Green Oasis in Rotterdam Eike Jablonski Book by J.R.P. van Hoey Smith
Sudden Oak Death Update Doug McCreary Latest developments of Sudden Oak Death

 


Volume 6, No. 2, 2002

Title Author  Subject
Oak Open Days in Turkey Barry Denyer-Green Turkey OODs report
Sudden Oak Death Science Symposium to be held in California   SOD conference announced
Elections 2003--Board Sought   Call for nominations for Board
Prepublication Announcement   Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Eastern North America to be published 
Planning for Fourth International Oak Conference Almost Complete Ron Holley Conference planning update
Oak Day England Barry Denyer-Green OOD at estate of Carol and Elizabeth Gurney
Congratulations International Dendrology Society Ron Lance IDS congratulated on 50th Anniversary
Proceeding of Oak Woodland Symposium Available   Oak in California's Changing Landscape symposium proceedings on CD-Rom
In Memoriam Tom Atkinson Michael Keeling
New Publication on Oak Regeneration   Regenerating Rangeland Oaks in California published by University of California

 


Volume 6, No. 3, 2003

Title Author  Subject
Ozarks Under Siege by Red Oak Borers   Increase in population of red oak borer in Missouri and Arkansas
Board Election and By-Law Ballot and Proxy Form to be Mailed in June Ron Lance Board elections explained
Special Oak Disease Symposium Scheduled   Oak disease symposium to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Letters to the Editor T.M. Hawley, Mike Tyler Researchers requesting information
The Winchester Conference and Tours Ron Holley Latest news on Winchester Conference organization
Oak Meeting to be Held in Japan John Carlson IUFRO conference to be held in Tsukuba, Japan

 


Volume 8, No. 1, 2004

Title Author  Subject
Fourth International Oak Conference a Smashing Success Doug McCreary Report of the Conference in Winchester
New Book Available   Champion Trees of Britain and Ireland available at discounted rate for members
Officers and Board Members Elected   Officers and Board Members for 2003-2006 term
Oak Wilt CD Available   CD about oak wilt disease by IOS member Dr. Jennifer Juzwik
Increase in Membership Dues Eike Jablonski New fee structure announced
Letters to the Editor Philippe Contier Tales and legends regarding oaks requested
Fourth International Oak Conference Pre-conference Trip Barry Denyer-Green Tour report
UK Oak Tour 16-20 September 2003 Guy Sternberg Tour report
Old Dickory Saved From Destruction   Ancient live oak saved
International Society of Arboriculture Credits Still Available   Continuing education credits available for IOS Conference

 


Volume 8, No. 2, 2004

Title Author  Subject
Concern About Sudden Oak Death Brows Doug McCreary Update on Sudden Oak Death
Letters to the Editor Steve Houser Response to Philippe Gontier and article about Old Dickory
Open Day in England Jo Earle   OOD at Thenford announced
Book Review: Pictorial Encyclopedia of Oaks in Japan Eike Jablonski New book by botanical artist and IOS member Keiko Tokunaga
French Oak Open Days Scheduled Thierry Lamant OODs to be held in France
Book Review: Native Trees for North American Landscapes Doug McCreary New book by Guy Sternberg and Jim Wilson
Another Great Oak Lost in 2003 Guy Sternberg US Champion Quercus velutina lost to hurricane Isabel Sep 19, 2003
Oak Tour of Turkey and Georgia Set for Fall 2004   Tour itinerary announced

 

 

Volume 9, No. 1, 2005

Title Author  Subject
Second Sudden Oak Death Science Symposium Held in California   SOD symposium held in Monterey, California
Oldest Tree at Versailles Palace Lost   Marie-Antoinette's oak succumbed to heat wave and died
Mark Your Calendars for the 2006 Conference David Richardson Dallas Conference announced
Now it's official: Oak is national tree of U.S.   Oak approved by Congress as national symbol
Quercus rubra 'Schrefeldii' - What's behind its name? Eike Jablonski History of the name of a Q. rubra cultivar
IOS Financial Report William J. Hess Report of IOS financial situation
Attention Oak Society Members   Membership renewal reminder
International Oak Days September 2005 - Sussex, England Barry Denyer-Green OODs announced
Oak Discussion Group Recently Formed by Matt Strong Matt Strong Yahoo! Group started for IOS members
 

Volume 9, No. 2, 2005

Title Author  Subject
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the Live Oaks Coleen Perilloux Landry Live oaks withstand Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
Letter to the Editor Tom Atkinson Feedback on International Oaks
In Search of a Legend Gene Hyde The Birthing Tree, a majestic Q. alba in Tennessee
In Memoriam   Aydin Borazan
Book Review: The Oaks of Rogalin Eike Jablonski Photographs of a declining oak forest in Poland
In Memoriam   Pat Tomlinson
Fifth International Oak Conference Update David Richardson Update on the Dallas Conference
Board Election   Diana Gardener Request for nominations for the Board
Library of Trees, Bur Oak Issue Enclosed   Complimentary copy of Library of Trees, Bur Oak Issue to be enclosed in next issue of Journal

 

 

Volume 10, No. 1, 2006

Title Author  Subject
2006 International Oak Conference Oct. 29-31 David Richardson  
Dallas Seed Exchange   Instructions for seed exchange
IOS Board Election in Progress Diana Gardener Voting instructions
New International Oak Society Tours Committee Formed Eike Jablonski Tour Committee formed to help organize IOS excursions and tours
IUFRO Oak Conference Scheduled   International Union of Forest Research Organizations to hold Oak Conference in Wisconsin, USA
Oak Symposium to be Held in California   Sixth California Oak Symposium to be held October 9-12
More On Quercus x warburgii Allen Coombes Call for seedlings to be grown from Q. rugosa acorns in cultivation, to test parentage of Q. x warburgii
The Harold Hillier Arboretum Allen Coombes Call for herbarium samples for the official herbarium of the IOS
New "National Oak Collections of Oaks" Proposed in France Eike Jablonski Oak collections of Shaun Haddock and Michel Duhart proposed as French National Collections

 


Volume 10, No. 2, 2007

Title Author  Subject
The 2006 Triennial Conference David Richardson Conference report
Sponsoring New Members   IOS to sponsor new members
IOS Election Results Diana Gardener New Board announced
Oak Collecting Tour to Japan, October 2007   IOS Tour to Japan announced
Database of Oaks Collected   Request for information on oak collections
Tour of Buckingham Palace Planned   One-day tour of Buckingham Palace Gardens and Chelsea Physic Gardens announced
Notes on Quercus coccinea Muenchh and Quercus ellipsoidalis Hill Richard Jensen Reaction to article on Q. ellipsoidalis in International Oaks

 

 

Volume 11, No. 2, 2007

Title Author  Subject
A New Service for Quercophiles! The Oak Names Database Is Now Searchable Online Piers Trehane Online checklist of oak names is published
Arboretum in France May Be Lost   Campaign to save Arborétum du Centre Hélio-marin organized by Thierry Lamant
Japanese Tour Update   Details of upcoming Tour to Japan, with President's note by Allen Coombes
Oak Photos Needed   Call for photos for Gallery on Q. robur and Q. petraea
Conference 2009 Maricela Rodriguez-Coombes Puebla Conference Announced
Reminder: Don't Miss the Tour in England   Reminder of visit to Chelsea Physic Garden and Buckingham Palace Gardens
New Membership Brochure Enclosed   Updated membership brochure shared with members
Arboretum Manager Sought   Starhill Forest Arboretum seeking a manager / future director
 

 


Volume 11, No. 3, 2007

Title Author  Subject
In Memoriam Dorothy Holley Jo Earle
The Society Needs Your Help--Membership and Inventory Management   Call for Volunteers for Membership Chair and Inventory Management/Distribution
Robin Hood May Return   Campaign for restoration of Sherwood Forest to be funded by UK Lottery
Oak Open Days in Austria and Italy   OOD in Austria and Italy announced for September 17-21, 2008
Society Products for Sale   Shirts and tote bags from the Dallas Conference available for purchase
Arboretum Manager Sought   Starhill Forest Arboretum seeking a manager / future director

 

 
 

Volume 12, No. 1&2, 2008

Title Author  Subject
Bur Oak Canyon Symposium Scheduled for Sept. 8-9, 2008   Symposium at McCook Community College with field trip to Bur Oak Canyon
WANTED! Candidates for the 2009 Board Elections   Call for candidates for Board
Oak Images Wanted   Call for photos for Gallery on a prominent Asian oak species
New Web Site to Be On Line Soon   New website to be tested
Sixth International Oak Society Conference Maricela Rodriguez-Coombes First circular with details of Conference
The End of an Era   Amerindian Trail Market Tree fell in a storm
Proceedings of the Third Sudden Oak Death Science Symposium Available   Proceedings of 2007 SOD Science Symposium available for download
Errata: IOS Journal Spring 2008 Shaun Haddock Errors in captions in International Oaks No. 19
Saving Quercus sichourensis (Hu) C.C. Huang & Y.T. Chang Conservation efforts to save Quercus sichourensis receive support from IOS and donations from members

 

 

 

Volume 13, No. 1, 2009

Title Author  Subject
In Memoriam Ellen A. Dean & Guy Sternberg John Maurice Tucker
In Memoriam Roderick Cameron Bridget and Duncan Cameron
New Tours Committee Guidelines Established James Hitz Basic outline available of how to set up an IOS tour
Starhill Forest Arboretum Donated to Illinois College   Guy and Edie Sternberg, founding proprietors of Starhill Arboretum, formalized their partnership with Illinois College
Sixth International Oak Society Conference Maricela Rodriguez-Coombes Conference planning update

 


Volume 13, No. 2, 2009

Title Author  Subject
Oak Wilt Rears Its Ugly Head Guy Sternberg Oak wilt disease found in Starhill Arboretum
New Pest Threatens California's Oaks Doug McCreary Gold-spotted oak borer has been killing thousands of oaks in San Diego County
Website Up and Running Béatrice Chassé New IOS website is published and ready to accept member contributions
Highlights from Recent SOD Symposium Doug McCreary Report on Sudden Oak Death Symposium held in Scott's Valley, California, in June 2009
Sixth International Oak Society Conference Abstracts and Registration   Call for abstracts for presentations for Puebla Conference and itineraries of Tours
Book Review: "The Oaks of Chevithorne Barton" Béatrice Chassé Book on Michael Heathcote Amory's oak collection at Chevithorne Barton, United Kingdom

 


Volume 14, No. 1, 2010

Title Author  Subject
The Sixth Triennial Conference of the International Oak Society Allan Taylor Report on Puebla Conference and Tours
From the Editor Allan Taylor Request for member contributions to the newsletter; oak-related websites
Tour Committee On The Move!   Proposed schedule of events 2010-2011
2009 to 2012: Thoughts for the Future Béatrice Chassé Society news and plans
Quercus urbanii Trel. Béatrice Chassé Species spotlight on Quercus urbanii
Notice Notice Allan Taylor Option to request newsletter via email

 


Volume 14, No. 2, 2010

Title Author  Subject
The Oaks of l'Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères Brigitte de la Rochefoucauld The story behind the oak collection at Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères
My impressions of a visit to l'Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères… Béatrice Chassé A visit to Grandes Bruyères and advice from Brigitte de la Rochefoucauld
From the Editor Allan Taylor Various news items
in the Spotlight: Ryan Russell from Missouri, USA Béatrice Chassé Member Profile: Ryan Russell
The Advantage of Grafting Dirk Benoit Grafting Q. urbanii with scions collected on the Pre-Tour prior to Puebla Conference
News From Your IOS Board James Hitz Membership categories; two terms for President and Vice-President; future Conference venues
Some Oaks of SW Utah USA Allan Taylor An account of oak species and hybrids found in Utah
IOS Represented at UC Davis Oak Discovery Day Doug McCreary An IOS exhibit was presented at Oak Discovery Day at Shields Oak Grove, UC Davis, California
The UC Davis Oak Family Tree Mural Allan Taylor Mural at UC Davis depicts evolutionary relationship of 29 oak species in UC Davis collection
Oak Open Day at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Shaun Haddock OOD at Kew Gardens announced
Oak Open Days 2010 SW Iberian Peninsula Francisco M. Vázquez Pardo Itinerary for OOD in Spain and Portugal, October 28-31, 2010
Open Day in Belgium Charles Snyers Visit scheduled to oak collection of Daniel Dumont, September 4, 2010
Special Thanks Allan Taylor Thanks to retiring Board Members: Eike Jablonski, Doug McCreary, Dick Jensen, Ron Lance
News from the Tour Committee   Schedule of IOS events 2010-2011

 


Volume 15, No. 1, 2011

Title Author  Subject
Fagaceae at the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Dirk Giseburt The oak collection at Kruckeberg Botanic Garden in Shoreline, Washington, USA
Plant Portrait: Quercus sadleriana R. Br. Ter. Deer Oak Allan Taylor Species Spotlight on Quercus sadleriana
In the Spotlight: Robert James Berry from Tiniroto, North Island, New Zealand Béatrice Chassé Member Profile: Bob Berry
The Hackfalls Catalogue Allen Coombes Catalogue of Hackfalls Arboretum published on 3 CDs
A Threatened Oak Species in West Texas, USA Janet Rizner Backs Quercus hinckleyi, a species under threat
A Tribute to Dick Van Hoey Smith Guy Sternberg A tribute to founding member of IOS and first recipient of IOS Lifetime Service Award, Dick Van Hoey Smith
2011 Tours   Schedule of 2011 tours and OODs
Oak Open Days, Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, England, July 29, 2010 Eike Jablonski Report on OOD at Kew Gardens
Society News   Various news items
A Call for Member Help Ryan Russell Help requested for the Planting Oaks section of the website
The Book Shelf Allan Taylor A few reference works on oaks in English, plus websites
In Memoriam   George Ware, Dick Van Hoey Smith

 


Volume 15, No. 2, 2011

Title Author  Subject
Benny J. Simpson and Texas Oaks David Richardson Benny Jack Simpson, a pioneer of the native plant movement in Texas,
Oak Regeneration Across the Central Hardwood Region Zoe A. Hoyle Restoring upland oak ecosystems in the Central Hardwood Region
Habitat Diversity and Oaks on the South Florida Coast Dirk Giseburt Oak species in Natural Areas of Palm Beach County, Florida
Update--"Toomer's Oak" Poisoning at Auburn University, Alabama Lucky Pittman Status of an oak deliberately poisoned in Auburn University campus by a fan of cross-state rival University of Alabama
"Mr. Al" Moves to a New Address Coleen Perilloux Landry A 120 to 150-year-old live oak is moved to make way for road construction in Louisiana, USA
A new CCVS label for l'Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères Béatrice Chassé Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères receives National Collection label for its collection of oaks of temperate North America
Letter from IOS President to Members in Japan Béatrice Chassé Letter sent to 6 Japanese IOS members following the earthquake and tsunami of March 17, 2011
From the Editor: European Oak Borer in North America Allan Taylor European oak borer reported in Michigan, first time in USA
Correction   Quercus crassifolia at Kew Gardens planted 1840, not 1943 (correction to OOD report)
In Memoriam Allen Coombes Piers Trehane, IOS registrar for oak cultivars
In Memoriam Charles Snyers Hugues Vaucher, Swiss dendrologist
Call for Candidates for the IOS Board of Directors   Call for nominations for IOS Board
2011 Tours   Schedule of 2011 tours and OODs
7th International Oak Society Conference 2012   Poster announcing the Bordeaux Conference

 


Volume 16, No. 1, 2012

Title Author  Subject
Greek Oak Open Days Allan Taylor Report on OOD in Greece, September 26 - October 2, 2011
In the Spotlight: Emily Griswold form Davis, California, USA Béatrice Chassé Member Profile: Emily Griswold
Blooming New Collections: Le Bois de Montauté (Nièvre, France) Béatrice Chassé Building an oak collection at Rudolf and Antoinette von Fürstenberg's arboretum in Nièvre, France
The Fibonacci Sequence Allan Taylor Link to site explaining the mathematics behind trees' efficient use of sunlight
Erratum   Quercus crassifolia at Kew Gardens planted 1840, not 1943 (correction to OOD report in Winter 2011 issue)
Oak Open Day in Belgium 2011 Charles Snyers Report of OOD at Arboretum Wespelaar and Herkerode, and the National Botanical Garden of Belgium
From the Editor Guy Sternberg Instructions for seed exchange to be held at Bordeaux Conference
Urban Oaks: University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Doug McCreary New book on the management of oaks in urban areas
New from the Board   Report on Board meeting held November 2011
New Book on Oak Paintings   New book features paintings of an oak tree by Stephen Taylor: Oak - One Tree, Three Years, Fifty Paintings
And now for some oak distractions and edifications…   Summary of useful oak-related websites

 


Volume 16, No. 2, 2012

Title Author  Subject
What's Next? Fire? Wind? Locusts? Béatrice Chassé Weather-related calamities of biblical proportions strike Arboretum des Pouyouleix
In the Spotlight: Gert Fortgens of Trompenburg Gardens and Arboretum, Rotterdam, Holland Béatrice Chassé Member Profile: Gert Fortgens
From the Editor: Bur oak   Poem by Jack Maze
Article Updates   Poisoned oak at Auburn University still alive; "Mr. Al" (Q. viriginiana) is doing fine following move
Congratulations, Shaun!   Arboretum de la Bergerette upgraded from "Collection Agréée" to "Collection Nationale" by CCVS

 


Volume 17, No. 1, 2013

Title Author  Subject
The Seventh International Oak Society Conference in Bordeaux, France   Summary report on Bordeaux Conference
Pre-Conference Tour: Paris to Bordeaux Roderick Cameron Report on Tour prior to Bordeaux Conference
Post-Conference Tour: Bordeaux and Back Allan Taylor Report on Tour following Bordeaux Conference
IOS Board for 2012-2015   New Board and Committees announced
The Seventh International Oak Society Conference: Pearls and Acorns Detailed report on Bordeaux Conference and field  trips
Species Spotlight: Quercus pubescens Thierry Lamant Species spotlight on Q. pubescens
2015 Conference Announcement Kunso Kim 2015 Conference to be held at The Morton Arboretum
What's New at www.internationaloaksociety.org Charles Snyers d'Attenhoven Update on new IOS website
Member Spotlight: Allan Taylor, Colorado, USA   Member Profile: Allan Taylor
A word from the new Editors of Oak News & Notes   ON&N Editors Ryan Russell and Roderick Cameron introduced
Council Oak Receives Historic Place Designation Ryan Russell Historic Oak: "Council Oak", live oak in Big City Island (Seminole settlement)

 


Volume 17, No. 2, 2013

Title Author  Subject
Why I Draw Oaks Keiko Tokunaga Botanic artist Keiko Tokunaga and her drawings of oaks
IOS Member Receives Prestigious Fulbright Scholarship Ryan Russell Dr. Andrew Hipp of The Morton Arboretum receives Fulbright Scholarship to continue work on oak phylogenetics
Stellenbosch City of Oaks Shaun Haddock Oaks in Stellenbosch, South Africa
Oak Open Days for 2013 Shaun Haddock OODs scheduled in Belgium (Dirk Benoit's Pavia Nurseries) and Aiken, South Carolina (Bob McCartney)
The Anchorena Alcornoque Roderick Cameron A giant cork oak growing in Uruguay
Durand's Oak of the Alabama and Mississippi Blackland Prairie Dudley Phelps Species Spotlight: Quercus sinuata var. sinuata
Member Spotlight: Peter Laharrague from Coronel Pringles, Argentina Roderick Cameron Member Profile: Peter Laharrague
An Odyssey with Oaks James Harris Mallet Court Nursery in the UK and the story of how it specialized in oaks
A Sunny Day in the UK Béatrice Chassé Hillier Gardens OOD report
From the Board Gert Fortgens News from the Board and Committees
Save Paper and Time by Renewing Early Online Emily Griswold Membership Director encourages members to renew online

 


Volume 18, No. 1, 2014

Title Author  Subject
Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona Darin Jenke and Stephanie Bittner Oak Creek Canyon in North Central Arizona is home to many different species of deciduous and evergreen oaks
Species Spotlight: An endangered oak - Quercus austrocochinchinensis Qian-sheng Li and Min Deng Species spotlight on Q. austrocochinchinensis
Oak Open Day - Belgium: Clonal Propagation of Oaks Charles Snyers Report of OOD at Pavia Nurseries, Belgium, hosted by Dirk Benoit
Did you know? Ryan Russell Oaks mentioned in the biblical Old Testament
From the Board Béatrice Chassé News from the Board and Editorial Committee
Oak Open Days - Aiken, South Carolina   Report of OOD at Aiken, North Carolina, hosted by Bob McCartney
Mating in Single Oaks Michael Avishai Exploring the reproduction of isolated oaks in Israel
Did you know?   Europe's tallest, oldest and thickest specimens of Q. robur
In Memoriam Guy Sternberg Richard Earle and Michel Decalut
CCSV13: In Search of Vietnam's Elusive Oaks Béatrice Chassé Account of an acorn-collecting trip in Vietnam
Changes in Oak Cultivar Registration   Cultivar Registration Form updated
Member Spotlight: Bob McCartney Ryan Russell Member Profile: Bob McCartney of Aiken, South Carolina
Did you know?   30,000 oaks were planted in Sweden in 1831 by King Carl Johan for ship building
Tour Committee Update Shaun Haddock Aiken OOD poorly attended; schedule of 2014 events 
Oaks in Shakespeare Roderick Cameron Survey of mentions of oaks in the works of Shakespeare

 


Volume 18, No. 2, 2014

Title Author  Subject
Mudding in Mississippi: Oak Open Days, June 27-29 Ryan Russell Report on OOD in Mississippi
A Visit to Plaček Quercetum Harriet Tupper An account of a visit with the IDS to Dušan Plaček's oak collection
Member Spotlight: Christine Battle Roderick Cameron Member Profile: Christine Battle
Species Spotlight: Quercus georgiana M.A. Curtis Ryan Russell Species Spotlight: Quercus georgiana M.A. Curtis
Did you know?   Quercus robur has the largest number of cultivars, including three recognized groups
Oak Open Days in Gloucestershire, UK , July 6-7, 2014 Béatrice Chassé Report on OOD at Congrove Arboretum, Leigh Delamere House and Westonbirt, UK's National Arboretum
The Oaks at Eastwoodhill Roderick Cameron The story of the oak collection a New Zealand's National Arboretum
We Need Your Help Charles Snyers Call for volunteers for the Website and Finance Committees
Did you know?   The oak species with the largest continuous range in North America is Q. macrocarpa
8th International Oak Society Conference, October 18-21, 2015 Details on program of the 8th Conference and associated Tours
From the Board Béatrice Chassé Upcoming Conference at the Morton, nominations for awards, volunteers for Website Committee
Miscellaneous   oaknames.org database has been updated; call for contributions to IOS publications

 

 

Title Author  Subject
The Oaks of Anlaby: the Forgotten Oak Treasures of South Australia's Barossa Valley Charlie Buttigieg Notable collection of old oaks in Australia
Oak Red Listing Project Murphy Westwood The Morton Arboretum launches a project to complete threat assessments for all of the world's oak species for IUCN Red List.
Chasing Oaks in the Italian Bootheel Dirk Benoit Report on IOS Tour to Southern Italy
An Investigation of Rapid White Oak Mortality (RWOM) in Missouri Dr. Sharon Reed Account of a disease reported in Missouri in 2011 leading to death of white oaks
Oak Open Days at Trompenburg Arboretum Shaun Haddock Report on OOD at Trompenburg Arboretum, August 28 & 29, 2014
This Is Our 21st Year Diana Gardener Call for candidates for Board
The War Memorial Oak in Adelaide, Australia Roderick Cameron One of the first memorials to World War I is an oak planted in Adelaide, Australia
Species spotlight: Quercus rotundifolia Lam. Francisco Vázquez & Roderick Cameron Species spotlight: Quercus rotundifolia Lam.
Unraveling the Mystery of Quercus ×introgressa P.M. Thomson Ryan Russell Hunting down an unusual hybrid: Q. muehlenbergii × prinoides × bicolor
Book Review Allan Taylor The Bur Oak Manifesto: Seeking Nature and Planting Trees in the Great Plains by Jack Phillips
Book Review Ryan Russell Hillier: The Plants, the People, the Passion by Jean Hillier
Vegetative Propagation of Oaks in Iturraran Francisco Garin & José Almandoz Reproducing oaks by rooting cuttings in Jardín Botánico de Iturraran
Quercus rysophylla article   Allen Coombes is preparing an article on Q. rysophylla for International Dendrology Society
Quercus georgiana M.A. Curtis Conservation Genetics Project Murphy Westwood Project to research geographic distribution and genetic diversity of Q. georgiana and ensure as gene pool is captured in collections
Utilizing Urban Timber   Finding a use for wood from felled urban trees
Did you know?   Oldest oaks in Europe and North America
8th Triennial Conference of the IOS at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois Conference Registration opens March 16th
European Tree of the Year   An 150-year-old Q. robur growing in a soccer field in Estonia elected European Tree of the Year

 


Volume 19, No. 2, 2015

Title Author  Subject
8th Triennial Conference of the International Oak Society   Conference Program update
Project Acorn Roderick Cameron A project to restore scrub oak habitat in central Florida by planting seedlings of native oaks
Oaks in Australia Bill Funk IOS member Bill Funk's oak collection at Mereweather Arboretum in Victoria, Australia
Did you know?   The word for "oak" in several languages
Truffle-oaks in Argentina Roderick Cameron Oaks are planted in Argentina for the cultivation of black truffles
Species Spotlight: Quercus nigra L. Ryan Russell Species Spotlight: Quercus nigra L.
Did you know?   Oak-related origin of the name Albuquerque
Oak Artist Spotlight Ryan Russell Photographer Kyle Spradley's portraits of the McBaine Bur Oak near Columbia, Missouri
UK Oak Open Days 2015 Shaun Haddock OOD in IOS members Lloyd and Sally Kenyon's Gredington and Ness Botanic Gardens
Historic Oak Spotlight - A Witness to a Bloody Scene Ryan Russell A Q. alba at Devil's Den, Gettysburg, witness to the bloodiest battle fought on American soil
From the Board Charles Snyers Call for volunteers for Website Committee; location of next Conference to be announced at the Morton
Garry Oak Project Laura Renninger Newly founded society in Oak Harbor, Washington committed to stewardship of Garry oak tree through outreach, education and preservation.
Oaks at Armstrong Atlantic State University Arboretum Roderick Cameron The oak collection at Armstrong State Atlantic University Arboretum, planted by Philip Schretter
Taxonomy Note Ryan Russell Name changes regarding Q. acutifolia, Q. grahamii and Q. conspersa

 


Volume 20, No. 1, 2016

Title Author  Subject
IOS Returns to the Morton for 8th Conference Rebecca Dellinger-Johnston Report on 8th IOS Conference
Touring Illinois with the IOS Warren Chatwin Pre-Conference Tour report
Into Indiana with Jim Hitz Alana McKean Post-Conference Tour report
2015 IOS Service Awards   List of recipients of IOS Awards presented at Gala Dinner at The Morton Arboretum
Silent Auction at the Morton Ryan Russell Donated items auction during the 8th Conference to raise funds for scholarship to attend the 2018 Conference
Unraveling the Mystery of Quercus ×introgressa - Part 2 Ryan Russell Further news on the quest for an unusual hybrid (Q. muehlenbergii × prinoides × bicolor)
Plant Collecting Collaborative Expedition to the Southeastern United States Matt Lobdell Plant Collection Collaborative seed collection expedition the Southeastern United States to collect as many Quercus taxa as possible, particularly focusing on species of conservation concern.
Oak Red Listing Project Update Emily Brockman & Murphy Westwood Latest news form the Oak Red Listing Project at The Morton Arboretum
Species Spotlight: Q. crassifolia Bonpl. Roderick Cameron Species Spotlight: Q. crassifolia Bonpl.
Hybrid Highlight: Q. ×warei Warren Chatwin Hybrid Highlight: Quercus ×warei T.L. Green & W.J. Hess
Acorns - Eat Some, Plant Some Mimi Brown Acorn-based food producer Mighty Wild helps restore Blanco River after devastating floods in Wimberley, Texas
From the Board Charles Snyers New membership types and fees
From Our New Board Member Robert Routon New Membership Director introduces himself
2016 Tours and OODs Shaun Haddock OODs planned in Southwestern USA, Argentina, Atherstone and Thenford House in UK; plans for Ireland in 2017