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Oak Open Days in the Czech Republic

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Event Date: 
Friday, 21 July 2017 to Sunday, 23 July 2017

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 a three-day Oak Open Day event based at his arboretum near Poděbrady, enthusiastic and dynamic IOS member Dušan Plaček is sponsoring a "Birthday Banquet" for participants at Poděbrady Castle (you can read more about Dušan and his oak collection in Beatrice Chassé's article about Plaček Quercetum in International Oaks No.26). The OODs will run from July 21 to 23, and in addition to Dušan’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.

Placek Quercetum
Aerial view of Plaček​ Quercetum near Poděbrady​, Czech Republic

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) Dušan and his team are willing to advise and assist with additional visits in the area to add to the OODs. Dušan has also generously offered to sponsor the transport during the event. For information regarding accommodation and the remaining meals and to register your interest in this event please write to tours@internationaloaksociety.org, mentioning also if you will be seeking advice on additional visits.

Podebrady Castle
Poděbrady​ Castle

 

Location: 
Plaček Quercetum
Kanín
Czech Republic
15° 10' 50.1456" N, 50° 6' 43.8804" E
CZ
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