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A documentary inspired by a painting of an oak in Israel.
Ezra Barnea | Oct 10, 2020
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Oaks have been featured in several operas. Here is a list...
Roderick Cameron | Oct 09, 2020
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One of the world's leading oak collections is located in...
Francisco Garin Garcia | Oct 01, 2020

Plant Focus

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A guest post by Matt Candeias, host of the In Defense of Plants podcast and blog

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Oaks in Opera

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Oaks have been featured in several operas. Here is a list of what we found.

When Oak Leaves Fail to Fall

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Marcescent leaves persist on deciduous trees through winter.

Fossils of Oak Ancestors Discovered in Argentina

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Researchers have unearthed a collection of chinquapin fruit and leaf fossils in Patagonia that suggests the Fagaceae family has evolutionary roots in the Southern Hemisphere.

Oak Trials in New Zealand

Seedlings examined by Oak Interest Group

The Oak Action Group of Farm Forestry New Zealand is planning to establish American Red Oak Timber Trial Blocks.

Illustrated Oaks of the World

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David More shares some of his magnificent illustrations of oaks, part of a work-​​in-progress.

Book Review: The Bench Grafter's Handbook

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A new book provides a comprehensive guide to the skills and knowledge involved in grafting temperate woody plants.

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A brief survey of notable oaks at Anlaby, currently the largest collection of National Trust registered heritage trees in one location under private ownership in Australia.

Vegetative Propagation of Oaks in Iturraran

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Seeking alternatives for adding rare oaks to collections.

Oaks and Herbicide

What happens to oaks after a mild dose of agricultural grade herbicide?

Flood-resistant Oaks?

After losing young oaks to flooding, I am on the look out for species that might not mind having their feet in water for a while.

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