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Seedlings examined by Oak Interest Group
The Oak Action Group of Farm Forestry New Zealand is...
Kathryn Hurr | Jun 10, 2020
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Remembering John Fairey, legendary plantsman and founder of...
Adam Black | May 21, 2020
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An intercontinental artificial hybrid raised at Arboretum...
Roderick Cameron | Apr 12, 2020

Plant Focus

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Quercus stenophylloides is a medium-sized evergreen oak (15–18 m tall) restricted to central and northern Taiwan.

Dendrology

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.

Cultivated Oaks of the World

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A database that pools information on oak trees in collections around the world.

The Renature Monchique Project

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A project aims to recover and restore habitats in Serra de Monchique, Portugal.

A Global Conservation Consortium for Oak

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GCCO logoThe Global Conservation Consortium for Oak (GCCO) has launched! Developing the GCCO was a collaborative effort—and involvement from passionate IOS members was an integral component. Sharing your expertise, knowledge, and experience with oaks at the last Triennial Conference workshop at UC Davis was vital to successfully launching the GCCO. Thank you for your contributions. 

In Search of an Endangered Species: Quercus acerifolia

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Quercus acerifolia (maple-leaf oak) is an endangered species in the wild (IUCN Red List)and a highly sought-after species in cultivation.

Burr Oak Canyon Symposium 2019

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On October 17, 2019, 80 participants gathered in McCook, Nebraska for a two-day conference and field trip, titled “Growing Better Trees Across the Great Plains”.

A-Sharnu: Restoring Oaks to the Sharon Region

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Ofri Bar's graduate thesis, A-Sharnu, is a program to regenerate Mt. Tabor oaks (Quercus ithaburensis) in the Sharon region.

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Acorns can be a source of cheap plant material, in part due to underutilization, so from an economical perspective they have a high potential for the processing industry.

Hybrid Oaks Under Evaluation

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For nearly 15 years, Nina Bassuk and her grad students at the Cornell Urban Horticulture Institute (UHI) have been developing hybrid oaks for exceptional tolerance of urban conditions (drought, alkaline soil, etc.)

Saving the Keirunga Oaks

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An admirable community effort in the town of Havelock North in New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay has saved dozens of 80-year-old oaks that had been slated for removal by the local city council.

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