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Gert Fortgens | Feb 15, 2024
Quercus marlipoensis acorns
A new study has analyzed the germination characteristics of...
Website Editor | Feb 15, 2024
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A new species of oak gall wasp has been named in honor of...
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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...

Dendrology

When Oak Leaves Fail to Fall

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Marcescent leaves persist on deciduous trees through winter.

Ascent of the Oaks

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An article published in Scientific American recounts how advances in genomics have allowed researchers to reconstruct the evolutionary history of oaks.

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.

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.

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