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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
Roderick Cameron | Apr 13, 2024
Pages from Gert's book
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.


A New Book on Trompenburg Tuinen & Arboretum

Pages from Gert's book

It was a great pleasure for me to be able to write about my 31 years of involvement with Arboretum Trompenburg in Rotterdam. Dick van Hoey Smith, who founded the Arboretum, had published two books1 about the place he inherited and where he put a lot of effort into expanding the collection. Now it was up to me to write up the continuing development of what became Arboretum Trompenburg in 1958 and had a name change in 2008 to Trompenburg Tuinen & Arboretum (Trompenburg Gardens & Arboretum).

Distribution ranges of section Cerris

A recent study explores the evolutionary and biogeographical history of section Cerris.

A Hopeful Future for Oaks of Vietnam

Collecting herbarium specimens in Vietnam

Dr. Ngoc Nguyen leads conservation projects for oaks in Vietnam.

IOS Tour of Oregon, September 2023

Tour Participants on Fiddler Peak

An account of the Tour guided by Sean Hogan

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.

Oaks in Shakespeare

Falstaff at Hern's Oak

Shakespeare mentions oaks more than any other tree.

Oaks Featured On Bomengids (Tree Guide) Website


Hans-Cees Speel shares news of the website he created, which includes numerous photos of 64 oak taxa. 

Burke Oak Collection at New York Botanical Garden

The Coleman and Susan Burke Oak Collection at The New York Botanical Garden features more than 150 oaks representing 44 taxa