A series of lectures programmed by The Kew Mutual Improvement Society at Kew Gardens in the UK. On December 5, IOS Editor and former President Béatrice Chassé will deliver as part of this series her lecture ‘Acorns as food in human history: Myth or Reality?’ originally presented during the 2015 IOS Conference at The Morton Arboretum.
Oak Open Days in the Czech Republic
The IOS has its 25th anniversary in 2017, and a superb way to celebrate it will be to get yourself to the Czech Republic in July where, during Oak Open Days based at his arboretum near Podebrady, enthusiastic and dynamic IOS member Dusan Placek is sponsoring a "Birthday Banquet" for participants (you can read more about Dusan and his oak collection in Beatrice Chassé's article about Placek Arboertum in International Oaks No.26). The OODs will run from July 21st to 24th, and in addition to Dusan’s arboretum will include visits to Prûhonice Park near Prague, with mature plantings from the early 20th century, and an interesting stand of wild Quercus pubescens.
For those coming from further afield (and we hope that many members will take this opportunity to visit this beautiful and historic part of Europe) Dusan and his team are willing to advise and assist with additional visits in the area to add to the OODs. Dusan has also generously offered to sponsor the transport during the event. Prices for accommodation and the remaining meals will be available soon, but in the meanwhile please register your interest in this event with firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning also if you will be seeking advice on additional visits.
|Aerial views of Placek Arboretum near Podebrady, Czech Republic|