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Carlos collecting Quercus ×alentejana (Q. faginea × Q. pyrenaica) in northeastern Portugal for his PhD thesis © Carlos Vila-Viçosa
An interview with Portuguese oak conservationist Dr. Carlos...
Amy Byrne | Apr 19, 2024
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Roderick Cameron | Apr 13, 2024
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It was a great pleasure for me to be able to write about my...
Gert Fortgens | Feb 15, 2024

Plant Focus

Quercus crassipes acorns with inrolled cupule margin
One of the more well-known Mexican oaks in cultivation.

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Carlos collecting Quercus ×alentejana (Q. faginea × Q. pyrenaica) in northeastern Portugal for his PhD thesis © Carlos Vila-Viçosa

An interview with Portuguese oak conservationist Dr. Carlos Vila-Viçosa.

Saving Engelmann Oak One Acorn at a Time

IOS member Christy Powell, Horticulture Manager at San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, shared an inspiring news story about retired science teacher Jim Crouch and his work conserving Quercus engelmannii by collecting, planting, and giving away oak seedlings. Click on the image below to view it:

Propagation Protocol for Quercus insignis

Cover of the Protocolo

The Global Conservation Consortium for Oak published a protocol for the propagation of Quercus insignis.

Seeking Quercus austrina for Conservation

Typical bluff oak habitat

A team from Holden Forests & Gardens traveled south to collect bluff oak acorns.

Lotus McElfish: Quercus tardifolia and Others

Quercus tardifolia

This self-taught botanical artist has specialized in Texas native plants.

A work visit to Taiwan highlights the need to conserve vulnerable Fagaceae species.

Maricela Rodríguez, GCCO Mexico and Central America Coordinator in Antigua, Guatemala

Currently the GCCO Coordinator for Mexico and Latin America, Maricela leads a group of professionals and amateurs interested in oaks and their conservation.

Jim Conrad's Oak Notes

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The IOS recently received an inquiry from Jim Conrad about a strange phenomenon he observed on a twig of a Quercus ×dysophylla in the Eastern Sierra Madre in Mexico, where what appeared to be multiple styles emerged from a bud. It turns out they may be fungal reproductive bodies.

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Five IOS members were invited to participate in an International Conservation Symposium in Taiwan.

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