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Three oak-related news items have been brought to my...
Roderick Cameron | Dec 18, 2018
It may surprise you to learn that we are not the first Oak...
Shaun Haddock | Dec 15, 2018
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This blog post focuses on the day and a half we spent in...
Charles Snyers | Dec 02, 2018

Plant Focus

For this Species Spotlight we train our follow spot on an oak that is quite a star of the quercine scene: Quercus hypoleucoides (stage name...

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The 9th International Oak Society Conference held at UC Davis last October was probably the most ambitious IOS Conference to date—and it was a memorable success.
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As is tradition every Triennial Conference, IOS Service Awards were presented at the 2018 Conference Gala Dinner, held on this occasion at the Sacramento Library Galleria. 
On Sunday, October 21, prior to the evening Opening Reception that kicked off the Conference, participants could choose one of three Day Trips to nearby destinations. Below are brief reports of these...

Latest Blog Posts

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Three oak-related news items have been brought to my attention lately...
It may surprise you to learn that we are not the first Oak Society! Another Oak Society used to meet at the Crown and Anchor pub on the Strand in London.
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This blog post focuses on the day and a half we spent in San Luis Obispo County. The tree of that leg of our trip was clearly Quercus agrifolia from the champion Ancestor tree at the Halter Ranch...
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This blog entry focuses on the Engelmann oak grove at Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden.
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I was invited to participate in a meeting organized by the Oak Union in China in Tancheng, Shandong Province from 5th Nov to 7th November, 2018.

Upcoming Events

Oct 06, 2018 to Mar 17, 2019
An exhibition at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (UK) that will be of interest to IOS members: Mark Frith's breath-taking portraits highlight the architectural beauty of tree trunks, bark and branches in...
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